Edward VI was the youngest English king in history, ascending to the throne at the tender age of nine upon the death of his father, Henry VIII. His reign lasted from 1547 to 1553.
Despite his young age, Edward was a highly intelligent and precocious child. He was fluent in both Greek and Latin, and kept a full journal of his reign. However, he was not physically robust, and so a Regency was created to govern on his behalf.
During his reign, Edward made a number of reforms to the English government, including the establishment of a permanent Council of the North to oversee the government of the northern counties. He also passed a number of laws to improve the lives of the poor, including a law that required landlords to provide basic necessities to their tenants.
Edward also made a number of religious reforms, including the introduction of the Book of Common Prayer and the abolition of papal authority in England. He also made the Church of England the official religion of the country.
Edward died in 1553 at the age of 15, and was succeeded by his half-sister, Mary I. His reign was short but significant, and his reforms had a lasting impact on the English government and society. He remains the youngest English king in history.