Edward VI (12 October 1537 – 6 July 1553) was King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. Edward was crowned king at the age of 9 on 20 of February. He was the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Third Monarch of the Tudor Dynasty , and the first to be raised as a Protestant. During the reign of Edwards, the Kingdom was governed by a Regency Council but he never reached his Majority. The council was led by members of his family such as Edward Seymour . 1st Duke of Somerset (1547-1549, and then by john Dudley.

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During Edwards reign, it was marked by economical and social unrest, that in the year of 1549 a Major riot and rebellion took place. The heavy burden of economical expenses of war with Scotland, at first was successful by it was ended and military withdrawal form Scotland.

The year of February 1553 at the age of 15, Edward fell, There was a plan devised known as “Devise for the Succession” to attempt the country not to return to Catholics, by Naming Lady Jane Grey as the heir to the throne, Mary and Elizabeth to be excluded.

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