Key People in Edward's Reign

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Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset
Made himself Duke of Somerset Feb 1547, Lord Protector 31st Jan 1547-31st Oct 1549 (ruled with virtual royal authority), dismissed in 1549 and imprisoned, Apr 1550-released and back on PC, Jan 1552 tried and executed.
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Lord Russell
Privy Councillor (conservative faction), helped suppress the Western Rebellion 1549, changed sides under Northumberland and made Earl of Bedford, sent to France in Jan 1550 to negotiate settlement.
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Sir Thomas Smith
Member of Somerset's household (servant), Somerset ruled using his own household over Privy Council and used his servants as Government officials.
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Earl of Southampton
Conservative member of Privy Council, Helped Somerset to Lord Protector, 1549-50 wanted to use case against Somerset to overthrow Northumberland, removed from Privy Council early 1550.
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Richard Rich, Lord Rich
Lord Chancellor under Somerset
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Earl of Arundel
Conservative member of PC, initially a supporter of Somerset and on his PC, one of the key people to lead Coup against Somerset, purged from Northumberland's council due to religious conservatism in early 1550.
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Privy Councillor (conservative faction), helped suppress the Western Rebellion 1549, changed sides under Northumberland and made Earl of Bedford, sent to France in Jan 1550 to negotiate settlement.

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Lord Russell

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Member of Somerset's household (servant), Somerset ruled using his own household over Privy Council and used his servants as Government officials.

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Conservative member of Privy Council, Helped Somerset to Lord Protector, 1549-50 wanted to use case against Somerset to overthrow Northumberland, removed from Privy Council early 1550.

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Lord Chancellor under Somerset

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