Understand the key factors / individuals creating religious change under Edward VI
Driving force behind the religious change during Henry VIII’s reign Archbishop Cranmer Cromwell Reformers a broad Henry VIII Divorce/ Succession Power Wealth Act of Supremacy Dissolved the monasteries Act of Succession Ten Articles Bible translated into English
The Edwardian Reformation can in the final analysis be seen in three stages – 1) Catholicism swept away 2) Protestant ceremonial changes 3) Reformed Protestant doctrine introduced.
Protector Somerset was a committed Protestant but was restrained by war, finance and Catholics.
Duke of Northumberland moved England toward Protestantism – however it can be argued this was for personal rather than religious gain. Gaining the favour of Edward, preventing Mary’s potential succession and reducing Catholic influence generally.