Causes of Instability in Tudor England 1547-1558


AQA Triumph of Elizabeth Paper June 2014:                                                                          "To what extent was instability in England, in the years 1547 to 1558, brought about by religious change?"

  • Things to consider...
    • Instability = unreliable, dangerous. Political instability? Social instability?
    • 1547-1549 Somerset, 1550-1553 Northumberland, 1553-1558 Mary.

Whitney Jones coined term 'Mid-Tudor Crisis' to describe  the period of English history between 1547 and 1558, when, Jones argued, the English government and society were in imminent danger of collapse in the face of a combination of weak rulers, economic pressures, a series of rebellions, and religious upheaval in the wake of