Edward VI & Cultural Developments

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Renaissance ideas

  • The Renaissance continued to have an influence on intellectual thought in England during Edward VI's reign.
  • For example, science was becoming a more rigorous discipline and people were beginning to dismiss superstition.
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encouraging humanism

  • The Renaissance continued to have an influence on intellectual thought in England during Edward VI's reign.
  • For example, science was becoming a more rigorous discipline and people were beginning to dismiss superstition.
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Humanism and religion

  • When it first developed, humanism was not associated with either Catholicism or Protestantism.
  • By Edward VI's reign, humanists were becoming divided because of their clashing religious beliefs.
  • Young humanists, in particular, were more likely to believe in Protestant doctrines.
  • This was also because Protestant humanists were involved in education. For example, Richard Cox was Edward VI's tutor
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Sermon of the Plough

  • The Sermon of the Plough was a sermon by Hugh Latimer (a key Protestant minister) at St Paul's in 1548.
  • This sermon, which emphasised the importance of Protestant doctrine and social morality, was published and became very popular.
  • This is an example of how the printing press was used to spread Protestant and humanist ideas.
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who was influenced by humanism

  • Humanism mostly affected the educated elite.
  • This was because they were literate and could read key humanist texts.
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