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This would be the real Reformation: just look what happened in the six years of Edward’s reign. All the customs and ceremonies of the old church ... were banned. Away went the religious guilds and ceremonies. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Burning Convictions, BBC 2000
Edward VI: Edward was a pious cold-hearted swot. Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: Lost Worlds & New Worlds V, BBC 2012
Nine-year-old Edward became king of England ... A few months after his fifteenth birthday Edward fell seriously ill ... He was dying. Dr Helen Castor, She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens III: Jane, Mary & Elizabeth, BBC 2012
So in his [Edward’s] first draft he left his crown not to the Gray girls but to the sons they might one day have – their heirs male. ibid.
This is Edward’s device for the succession … He’s decided on a particular female line. Helen Castor, England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey I, BBC 2018
Edward was but a boy ... The first test of the new king’s reign would be his faith. Dr Lucy Worsley, Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History I, BBC 2013
In their camp outside Exeter the rebels drew up a list of demands for concession by Edward’s government. Monarchy by David Starkey s2e3: Shadow of a King, Channel 4 2005
In the winter of 1552 Edward started to cough blood … The young king was dying. ibid.