Edward VI


Edward VI
( 15 3 7-1553)
   child: kino; of England under whom Protestantism flourished
   The boy king (r. 1547-1553) who became the instrument of the Reformation in England, Edward VI, the son of HENRY VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour, was born on October 12, 1537. He became king in 1547 at the age of nine.
   The Council of Regency that ruled on Edward's behalf was dominated by Edward Seymour, duke of Somerset. Together with the Protestant-leaning archbishop Thomas CRANMER, Seymour worked to further the Reformation cause. He ordered a royal visitation of all the parishes, distributing to each priest a copy of Cranmer's Book of Homilies, Erasmus's Paraphrase of the New Testament, and most important, the new Book of Common PRAYER written by Cranmer, which supplied an order of worship to replace the Roman Catholic Mass. Parliament repealed the Six Articles, Henry's Roman Catholic statement of belief, ordered all relics and images removed from parish sanctuaries, dropped rules on fasting, and released priests from their vows of celibacy. Cran-mer recruited Protestant intellectuals from the Continent to take up residence at British universities. Their Calvinist beliefs influenced the Forty-two Articles issued by Cranmer toward the end of Edward's reign.
   Edward died on July 6, 1553. His sister and successor, MARY I, systematically reversed all the Protestant reforms undertaken during his five-year reign.
   Further reading:
   ■ Arther G. Dickens, The English Reformation, rev. ed. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991)
   ■ Christopher Haigh, English Reformations: Religion, Politics, and Society under the Tudors (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)
   ■ C. S. Knighton, ed. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series Edward VI1547-1553 (London: Public Record Office, 1992)
   ■ Alison Weir, The Children of Henry VIII (New York: Ballantine Books, 1996).

Encyclopedia of Protestantism. . 2005.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Edward I — ( Edward Longshanks ) 1239 1307, king of England 1272 1307 (son of Henry III). * * * known as Edward Longshanks born June 17, 1239, Westminster, Middlesex, Eng. died July 7, 1309, Burgh by Sands, near Carlisle, Cumberland King of England… …   Universalium

  • Edward — ist ein männlicher Vorname und Familienname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger 2.1 Vorname 2.2 Zwischenname …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Edward — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Edward es un nombre de pila masculino inglés. Es el equivalente al español Eduardo, al francés Édouard, al catalán o alemán Eduard y al italiano Edoardo, entre otros. Es el nombre de: Personas reales David Edward… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Edward — Edward1 [ed′wərd] n. [OE Eadweard < ead (see EDGAR1) + weard, guardian, protector (see WARD): hence, wealthy (or fortunate) guardian] a masculine name: dim. Ed, Eddie, Ned, Ted, Teddy; equiv. Fr. Édouard, Ger. Eduard, It. & Sp. Eduardo, Scand …   English World dictionary

  • Edward II — may refer to:* Edward II of England (1284–1327), King of England 1307–1327* Edward II (play), (1592) play based on his life by Christopher Marlowe * The Life of Edward II of England (play) , (1924) adaptation of Marlowe play by Bertolt Brecht *… …   Wikipedia

  • Edward Ng — Edward W Ng ( b. 1939 Hong Kong) is an American Applied mathematician who has also held the positions of senior scientist, senior engineer and technical manager in the U.S. Space Program. He is noted for his broad variety of mathematical… …   Wikipedia

  • Edward Lu — Land (Behörde): USA (NASA) Datum der Auswahl: 8. Dezember 1994 (15. NASA Gruppe) Anzahl der Raumflüge: 3 Start erster Raumflug: 15. Mai …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Edward Lu — Edward Tsang Lu Edward Lu Astronaute Nationalité américain Naissance 1er juillet 1963 (Webster, New York) Temps total passé dans l espace …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Edward T. Lu — Edward Tsang Lu Edward Lu Astronaute Nationalité américain Naissance 1er juillet 1963 (Webster, New York) Temps total passé dans l espace …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Edward — m English (also Polish in this spelling): from an Old English personal name composed of the elements ēad prosperity, riches, fortune + weard guard. This has been one of the most successful of all Old English names, surviving from before the… …   First names dictionary

  • Edward Jr. — Edward Moore Kennedy Jr. Edward Moore Kennedy, Jr. dit « Ted Kennedy, Jr. » (né le 26 septembre 1961 à Boston) est un membre de la famille Kennedy. Il est le fils aîné du sénateur Ted Kennedy. Il s est marié avec Katherine… …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.