Dr Susan Doran is a British historian whose primary studies surround the reign of Elizabeth I, in particular the theme of marriage and succession. She has published and edited sixteen books, notably Elizabeth I and Religion, 1558-1603, Monarchy and Matrimony and Queen Elizabeth I, the last part of the British Library's Historic Lives series.
Susan is a Senior Research Fellow for History at Jesus College, Oxford, where her specific area of interest is Early Modern British and European history. Previously, she was a Reader in history and Director of the History Programme at St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, part of the University of Surrey.
In this module, we think about the religious policies of Edward VI, focusing in particular on the theological and liturgical changes, and the key influences on Edward in this period, especially that of the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer.