Editors. "Edward VI makes Lady Jane Grey his successor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Edward VI makes Lady Jane Grey his successor (70 words)
Historical Context Note
The terminally ill Edward VI is persuaded by his chief minister John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, to rule that his successor should be Lady Jane Grey, whose grandmother was Henry VIII's younger sister and whose husband was Northumberland's son Guildford. This was intended to ensure that the crown remained within the grasp of a Protestant succession, preventing Edward's Catholic sister Mary from undoing all his reforming work after his death.14851 Edward VI makes Lady Jane Grey his successor 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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