Edward the VI was an important figure in the history of England. Edward the VI was born at the Hampton Courts on October 12th, 1537, he had two half sisters in Mary and Elizabeth also known as Mary I and Elizabeth I. He lived in England during the 1500s, he was the only surviving son of Henry the VIII. Edward died in 1553 at the age of 15, he died of tubereulosis.
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When Henry the VIII died in 1547, Edward was named the king of England and Ireland. Edward was 9 years old when he took the throne, he ruled from 1547-1553. Edward gave the right of suscession to Jane Gray, against his fathers wishes. Edward was a strong supporter of protestantism during his rule the Catholic chruch stayed out of England. Edward appointed Edward Seymour as his regent and the duke of Somerset. Under his rule the '1539 Catholic Act of six Articles' was repealed, and church was conducted in English.
No direct quotation could be found for Edward VI, so heres some ramdom one:
The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling."
English clergyman and reformer,Sermon preached before Edward VI, April 19, 1549.
"Albreecht Durer." World History': The modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2009.'http://www.worldhistory.abc-clio.com."
--Dustin Haynes 16:38, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
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