Edward VI of England Timeline

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  • 12 Oct 1537
    Birth of Edward, son and heir of Henry VIII of England and future Edward VI of England.
  • 1544 - 1545
    English forces ravage the Scottish Lowlands, the so-called ‘Rough Wooing’.
  • 1547 - 1553
  • 1547
    Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, makes himself the Duke of Somerset and effectively the sole regent or Lord Protector for Edward VI of England.
  • 20 Feb 1547
    Coronation of Edward VI of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 10 Sep 1547
    An English army led by Edward Seymour defeats a Scottish army at the Battle of Pinkie.
  • 1548
    William Cecil, Lord Burghley is appointed the Secretary of State.
  • 1549
    The Kett Rebellion breaks out in Norfolk led by Robert Kett.
  • 1549
    A new Book of Common Prayer is issued in England.
  • 1549
    The Act of Uniformity makes the new Book of Common Prayer compulsory in England.
  • 26 Aug 1549
    The massacre at Dussindale in Norfolk ends the Kett Rebellion.
  • Oct 1549
    Edward Seymour, Lord Protector to Edward VI of England, is removed from office.
  • 1550
    A peace treaty is signed between England, France, and Scotland, the Treaty of Boulogne.
  • 1550
    Willam Cecil, Lord Burghley joins the Privy Council of Edward VI of England.
  • 1551
    John Dudley, Earl of Warwick makes himself the Earl of Northumberland and effectively regent for Edward VI of England.
  • 1552
    Edward VI of England contracts smallpox and measles.
  • 1552
    A new, even more radical Book of Common Prayer is issued in England, removing many of the Catholic elements of religious worship.
  • 22 Jan 1552
    Edward Seymour, former Lord Protector for Edward VI of England, is executed for treason. n
  • 6 Jul 1553
    Death of Edward VI of England from pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • 10 Jul 1553
    John Dudley, Earl of Northumberland, declares Lady Jane Grey Queen of England following the death of her cousin, Edward VI of England.
  • 1 Oct 1553
    Coronation of Mary I of England in Westminster Abbey.