Edward VI & Somerset Historiography

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What did A.F. Pollard say about government?
“No mean or selfish motives”
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Loach (goverment)
“corrupt and greedy”
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Brigden (religion)
Roughly 20% of Londoners were Protestant by 1547
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Duffy (religion)
1547 Injunctions – A “charter for revolution” - Evidence from wills (********* of the Altars) shows that by 1549, only 27% of lay wills in Suffolk had Protestant preamble
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Haigh (religion)
“Somerset had blundered into a total ban on images in London, and he got away with it” - The more important motive of the Chantries Act in 1547 was to raise money for war with Scotland, rather than getting rid of them because they were not necessary
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McCulloch (religion)
Somerset and Northumberland’s commitments to Protestantism were not their first preoccupation - A ‘religious revolution’ was in Edward’s favour as he was a committed Protestant reformer
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Loades (economy)
There was ‘simmering discontent’ in the countryside, but this can be seen as being the result of political and religious discontent rather than economic
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Guy (military/economy)
“Somerset shrunk naval capacity which cost him dear”
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Guy (social)
The rebellions were “the closest thing Tudor England came to a class war”
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McCulloch (economic/social)
Kett’s rebellion was full of resentment of the abuse by landowners of the Norfolk foldcourse system
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Duffy (social - Western Rebellion)
The economic grievances in the Western Rebellion exhibited “class antagonism”
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