- Inherited war with Scotland, he was of military background and so kept the war going.
- Defeated Scots in the Battle of Pinkie in 1547, but the war proved too expensive from there on out.
- He engaged in a military strategy that proved unaffordable at a time of financial pressure, forced into extreme measures such as debasing the coinage, this hightened inflation and added to the social distress of the country.
- Scotland and Frances relations made the likelihood of a French invasion seem greater, this came at a time when Somerset was at his most vulnerable (during the rebellions of 1549).
- Religion under Ed VI saw a direct move towards Protestantism.
- This saw the welcoming…