What did Henry VIII lay down in his will about the succession?
Succeeded by Edward
If Edward died without children he should be succeeded by Mary
When was Edward taken ill?
Why did Northumberland not want mary to succeed?
Catholicism would be restored
N supported a more radical form of Protestantism
What was Edwards attitude to the succession?
Anxious to ensure the continuation of Protestantism
Prepared to exclude mary and Elizabeth from the succession- to him both were illegitimate
What plan was produced to alter the succession?
Who was Northumberland’s preferred choice as next monarch?
Lady Jane Grey
She was married to N’s son Guildford Dudley
When were mary and Elizabeth declared illegitimate?
What happened that prevented parliament ratifying the new succession?
Edward died on 6 July 1553 before Parliament could meet
Without parliamentary sanction the devyse was patently illegal
When did N proclaim LJG queen?
Took N 3 days to carry out his plan
9 July 1553