Film: Edward VI and Tudor Royal Authority

Development of Tudor Royal Authority film series

By Professor Steven Gunn, Merton College, University of Oxford, published 28th April 2020

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In this film Professor Steven Gunn, Merton College, University of Oxford, looks at the reign of Edward VI and examines the impact his youth had to his authority, the importance of advisers in shaping his rule and the significance of religion and foreign relations in defining his legacy.

Development of Tudor Royal Authority – film series

This film is part of a series looking at interpretations of the development of Tudor royal authority, and how historians interpret the role and significance of various following factors in its development including personality, religion, domestic policies and foreign relations.

  1. Tudor Royal Authority - Overview
  2. Henry VII
  3. Henry VIII (coming soon)
  4. Edward VI
  5. Mary I
  6. Elizabeth I
  7. Discussion: Personality and Tudor Royal Authority
  8. Discussion: The significance of advisers
  9. Discussion: Religion
  10. Discussion: Foreign Relations
  11. Discussion: Domestic Politics

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