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The 1500s: The Protestant Reformation

What happened to the Reformation movement after Henry VIII died in 1547?

Henry VIII’s son, Edward VI, became king. Edward was made king when he was only nine years old. During his brief reign, Protestant reforms continued. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556), was a trusted adviser of Edward’s and proponent of Protestant reforms. When Edward died in 1553 at the age of fifteen due to a lung ailment, most of the reforms of the past several years were shattered.


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