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MID TUDOR CRISIS FINAL 

The stability of the monarchy

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Weaknesses of the Mid Tudor Monarchs

• Issues of Edward VI’s age

• The weaknesses in government and finance inherited from Henry VIII • Somerset’s seizure of power

• Issues of Mary Tudor’s gender and age

Marriage and securing the succession

• Lady Jane Grey, Northumberland and the devise for the succession in 1553

• Mary Tudor securing the Throne

• Marriage of Mary Tudor and Philip of Spain and its failure

• The peaceful succession in 1558

Government and Faction 1549-58

• Faction and its impact during the rule of Somerset and Northumberland

• Somerset as Lord Protector and Northumberland as President of the Council

o Control of government and faction

 Economy, finance and the problem of debasement o Social and economic problems

o Foreign policy Scotland and France

• Factional conflict under Somerset and Northumberland

• The government of Mary Tudor

• Factional conflict between Paget and Gardiner under Mary.

Religious changes

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Key figures

• The Role of Somerset and Northumberland • Edward VI’s beliefs

• Protestant reformers

• Mary I

• Stephen Gardiner and Bishop Bonner

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The religious and ecclesiastical policies 1547–1558

• Protestant Legislation

o Book of homilies

o Repeal

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