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Henry's Legacy

- No money in the revenue

- Debasement of the silver coinage

- High Taxation

- Inflation

- Exploitation of wool and cloth industry

- Isolation in Europe

- Population increase: High unemployment and crime rate

- High mortality rate

- Hostile foreign war policy with Scotland and France

Edward VI

- Became King at 9, too young to reign

- Died of TB

- Strong Protestant ideas

Key Dates

1547: 

- Edward's accession to the throne

- Further debasement of the silver coinage

- Victory at Pinkie (Scot War) 

- Replaced Henry's treason act with his own: Removed old heresy, cencorship and restrictive laws. Caused widespread rowdy debate over religion. Rioting and violent outbreaks common

- Repealed Catholic…

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