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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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