England in 1547 – The Start of the Reign of Edward VI

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  • ·         Henry selected to have a regency council look after the country until Edward was a bit older because they didn’t want a kid ruling England.
  • ·         Henry did not sign his will, the dry stamp was used, so there is speculation that something dodgy might have happened.
  • ·         According to his will, Henry wanted Hertford (Seymour), Essex, Lisle and Wriotheley in the council.
  • ·         The council were not told about the King’s death until 5 days after.
  • ·         Government continued to work smoothly however…


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