Tudor Factfiles

A set of factfiles, about several important figures during the period. Might be useful for any tudor exam :)

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Edward VI
Born: 12 October 1537
Death: 6 July 1553
Reign: 28 January 1547 until his death
Religion: Protestant
Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour.
He was diagnosed with `Quartan Fever' at the age of four and suffered from
poor eyesight.
He was crowned on 20 February at just 9 years old.
The Regency Council governed the realm as Edward was too young.
At 15 (1553) he fell ill with Tuberculosis.
During his reign:
Rebellion on 1549
War with Scotland
French declared war with England
The transformation of the Anglican Church into a Protestant body
Abolition of clerical celibacy and the mass
The imposition of compulsory services in English
Mary I
Born: 18 February 1516
Death: 17 November 1558
Reign: July 1553 until her death
Spouse: Phillip of Spain
Religion: Roman Catholic
Queen of England, Ireland and queen consort of Habsburg Spain.
Daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.
Took the throne from Lady-Jane Grey, who was appointed by Edward VI, after
just a few day of ruling.
Nicknamed `bloody Mary'
Suffered a false pregnancy, possibly resulting from her overwhelming desire to
have a son.
Phillip left for France leaving Mary heartbroken and depressed.
During her Reign:
280+ religious dissenters burned at the stake
Restored Roman Catholicism
Lost the war against France
Elizebeth I
Born: 7 September 1533
Death: 24 March 1603
Reign: 17 November 1558 until her death
Religion: Protestant
Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
Nicknamed The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess
She had been imprisoned by Mary I due to Protestant threat
Never married and was a virgin until her death
During her Reign:
Defeat of the Spanish Armarda
Restoration of Protestant faith
`Golden years' ­ poets and writers flourished i.e. Shakespeare
Imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots, who was a religious opponent and executed
in 1587

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On the 16 January 1549 he was arrested after sneaking into the Kings apartments
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