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|Reigned:||1547 - 1553|
|Date of Issue:||-3rd period 1550-53|
|Obverse:||Bust facing. "EDWARD VI DE GRA EL FRA Z hIB REX"|
|Reverse:||Shield and cross. Mintmark - Tun. "POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEV"|
|Reference:||Spink 2482, North 1937|
EDWARD VI (1537-1553), King of England and Ireland (28th January 1547 to 6th July 1553) (House of Tudor), was the last in the male line of the house of Tudor. Edward was born at Hampton Court on October 12, 1537, the only son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, his third wife. He succeeded to the throne on the death of his father early in 1547. On his accession, his maternal uncle, Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, was named Lord Protector and Duke of Somerset. In 1547 the Protector, in Edward's name, invaded Scotland, using as a pretext an alleged violation by the Scots of an agreement to give Mary, Queen of Scots, in marriage to Edward. The English forces defeated the Scots at Pinkie in September of that year.
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