King Edward VI
Person Male Born 12/10/1537 Died 6/7/1553
Only son of Henry VIII (with Jane Seymour who died 12 days after the birth), born Hampton Court. Became king aged 9 and died of consumption 6 years later, at Greenwich Palace. While king he was supported by three religious leaders: Bishop Hugh Latimer, Bishop Nicholas Ridley and Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, with his uncle, Edward Seymour, at its head as the Lord Protector of the Realm, until he (the uncle) was beheaded. In 1552/3 he founded two schools for poor boys: Christ's Hospital and Bridewell Royal Hospital, and reopened the medical hospital, St Thomas’ in 1551.