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- Edward VI died on July 6th 1553 - Mary was next in line according to Henry VIII's Act of Succession 1544.
- This caused inevitable turmoil as Mary was catholic.
- Northumberland had been closely liked to radical protestantism and feared for his life should Mary ascend to the throne.
- Northumberland plotted to place Lady Jane Grey (Great Granddaughter of Henry VII) on the throne.
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- June 1553 - Mary and Elizabeth both declared illegitimate.
- Edward drafted a will signed by 102 members of the nobility leaving the succession of Lady Jane Grey and her heirs male.
- BUT Edward died before parliament could retify the new line of succession, meaning the 'Devyse' could be illegal.
- Northumberland proclaimed Lady Jane Grey as queen July 9th 1553.
- In response, Mary gathered her Catholic supporters and members of the nobility in Norfolk.
- Northumberland summoned 2,000 troops but members of the Army and Navy proclaimed their support for Mary.
- The Council gave in support for Mary as Queen July 19th 1553.
- Northumberland realised his plan had failed and supported Mary as Queen July 20th 1553.
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- Northumberland was executed for treason in 1554.
- Lady Jane Grey and her husband Guilford Dudley executed after the Wyatt Rebellion 1554.
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