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  •  Henry did have (5+ / 0-)

    a legitimate son - Edward VI. He didn't live long, either.

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:58:01 PM PST

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    •  Ruled for six years, died of illness (1+ / 0-)
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      A precocious lad and a fanatical Protestant who really got the Reformation going in England. But he also was dominated by warring nobles fighting to get his attention and therefore the power, first his uncles Edward and Thomas Seymour (both of who got beheaded) and then the English Machiavelli John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, who after Edward's death tried to shove Mary and Elizabeth out of the way and have their cousin Lady Jane Grey (the tragic "Nine Days Queen") take the throne as his puppet (he failed and was executed).

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      Edward VI died of tuberculosis at the age of 15.

      He was dominated by his Seymour uncles since they were his "protectors" until he could reach a majority age.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 07:11:46 PM PST

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