Edward VI of England

Is your surname Tudor?

Research the Tudor family

Edward VI of England's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Edward VI Tudor, King of England and Ireland

Birthplace: Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England
Death: Died in Greenwich Palace, London, England
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry VIII, King of England and Queen Jane Seymour
Half brother of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset; unnamed infant Tudor; infant Henry, Duke of Cornwall, (first); unnamed infant Tudor, Duke Of Cornwall; infant Henry, Duke of Cornwall (second) and 5 others

Occupation: King of England, King of England and Ireland
Managed by: Ofir Friedman
Last Updated:

About Edward VI of England

Edward VI was the 3rd of the five (or 6 if you count the disputed Lady Jane Gray) monarchs from the House of Tudor.


History of the House of Tudor and a list of the monarches:








Edward VI was King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. He was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine. The son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty and England's first monarch raised as a Protestant.

At the age of four, he fell ill with a life-threatening "quartan fever", but, despite occasional illnesses and poor eyesight, he enjoyed generally good health until the last six months of his life.

In February 1553, at age 15, Edward fell ill. When his sickness was discovered to be terminal, he and his Council drew up a "Devise for the Succession," attempting to prevent the country's return to Catholicism. Edward named his cousin, Lady Jane Grey, as his heir and excluded his half-sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. However, this decision was disputed following Edward's death, and Jane was deposed by Mary within 13 days.

view all

Edward VI of England's Timeline

October 12, 1537
Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England
October 15, 1537
January 29, 1547
- February 19, 1547
Age 9
London, Greater London, UK

The day after his father King Henry died he was taken to the Tower and remained here in the royal apartments, according to custom, until the day of his coronation.

February 22, 1547
Age 9
Westminster Abbey, London,England
July 6, 1553
Age 15
Greenwich Palace, London, England
August 8, 1553
Age 15
Westminster Abbey, London, England
Acceded: 25 FEB 1547, Westminster Abbey