It was on this day in British history, 6 July 1553, that King Edward VI died at age 15. Following his death, controversy arose as to his successor. Edward had backed the Protestant Lady Jane Grey while his opposition stood behind Edward’s Catholic sister, Lady Mary.
Henry VIII established his reputation as a people's king by executing Richard Empson (L) and Edmund Dudley (R), who had been on his father's (C) council. -- HowStuffWorks "Top Ten Heads That Rolled during the Reign of Henry VIII"