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and pious Catholic and was horrified by the reforms. Though she was not able
to influence his policies, she was able to reconcile him with his Catholic
daughter Mary from whom he had been estranged following the divorce from her
mother Catherine of Aragon. Due to Janes short tenure as queen, however,
she was not able to accomplish much else except, of course, for her great
victory--the birth of the next king...
"Now the question. Would Edward VI have become a fanatical Protestant if his
mother had survived his birth? As she was not an educated woman, she most
likely would not have become her sons regent during the duration of his
minority, however, as his mother, she still would have wielded considerable
influence over him. And as a devout Catholic, she would have always have
been suspicious of Cranmer, and this stance would most likely have made an
impression on her son..."