Why did Edward VI nominate Lady Jane Grey as his heir?

Was it simply that his half-sister, Elizabeth, wasn't protestant enough? I know that his other, older, half-sister, Mary, was Catholic, and therefore entirely unsuitable as an heir, but Elizabeth was somewhat protestant, so why did Edward overlook her in favour of his cousin, Lady Jane Grey? I don't... show more Was it simply that his half-sister, Elizabeth, wasn't protestant enough? I know that his other, older, half-sister, Mary, was Catholic, and therefore entirely unsuitable as an heir, but Elizabeth was somewhat protestant, so why did Edward overlook her in favour of his cousin, Lady Jane Grey?

I don't believe that Northumberland could have exerted enough influence on him to make him eschew his own half-sister without ostensible good reason.
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