How was Edward added to the succession
Act of Succession - 1544
Where did the power lie?
The power lied within the hands of who controlled Edward.
How old was Edward?
Edward was 9, therefore he was a minor and required a protectorate
What was setup in H8 reign
A regency council of 16 councillors.
Was balanced with Protestant and Conservative members - nobles were under-represented and power was delegated to Hereford
Hereford obtained complete control
What was foreign policy like
Foreign policy was in ruins following H8
What was the economy like
The economy was destroyed from French and Scottish wars
Debasement of the coinage led to massive inflation rates. Wages lessened but goods increased in price
Monastic lands had been sold for cheap
Why was royal authority threatened
There was NO guarantee of widespread acceptance, which led to fears of law and order degrading