Editors. "Northumberland leaves London to face Mary's supporters in East Anglia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14854, accessed 16 April 2014.]
In the wake of Edward VI's death on 6th July, the succession is disputed: the expected next monarch would be his elder sister Mary Tudor, but the king's Will had named Lady Jane Grey to follow him. The Duke of Northumberland, Lady Jane's father-in-law and Edward's first minister, sets out from London for East Anglia, where Mary Tudor's supporters are gathering.