Thomas Cromwell

discarded in Gerhold, Thomas Cromwell and his Family. The articles to be treated with scepticism are J. Phillips, 'The Cromwell family', Antiquary 2 (1880), 164–8; “The Cromwells of Putney', Antiquarian Magazine & Bibliographer 2 (1882) ...

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525560296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in the English government, which reveals at last Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn "This a book that - and it's not often you can say this - we have been awaiting for four hundred years." --Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall Since the sixteenth century we have been fascinated by Henry VIII and the man who stood beside him, guiding him, enriching him, and enduring the king's insatiable appetites and violent outbursts until Henry ordered his beheading in July 1540. After a decade of sleuthing in the royal archives, Diarmaid MacCulloch has emerged with a tantalizing new understanding of Henry's mercurial chief minister, the inscrutable and utterly compelling Thomas Cromwell. History has not been kind to the son of a Putney brewer who became the architect of England's split with Rome. Where past biographies portrayed him as a scheming operator with blood on his hands, Hilary Mantel reimagined him as a far more sympathetic figure buffered by the whims of his master. So which was he--the villain of history or the victim of her creation? MacCulloch sifted through letters and court records for answers and found Cromwell's fingerprints on some of the most transformative decisions of Henry's turbulent reign. But he also found Cromwell the man, an administrative genius, rescuing him from myth and slander. The real Cromwell was a deeply loving father who took his biggest risks to secure the future of his son, Gregory. He was also a man of faith and a quiet revolutionary. In the end, he could not appease or control the man whose humors were so violent and unpredictable. But he made his mark on England, setting her on the path to religious awakening and indelibly transforming the system of government of the English-speaking world.

Thomas Cromwell

It was an apt device, for Cromwell's existence and authority depended on acknowledgement by the King. ... In the scarlet gown, trimmed with miniver, of the Lord Privy Seal, or the blue mantle of the Order of the Garter, Thomas Cromwell, ...

Author: B.W. Beckingsale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349016648

Category: History

Page: 181

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Thomas Cromwell

The Emperor and the King of France were also members of the Order Schofield, Thomas Cromwell, pp. 392–3. Hutchinson, Thomas Cromwell, pp. 238–9. Although he did not speak for him, Ralph Sadler did at least bear Cromwell's final plea for ...

Author: David Loades

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445615615

Category: History

Page: 320

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The biography of the blacksmith’s son who rose to be Henry VIII’s right-hand man.

The Rise of Thomas Cromwell

177–195; C. Russell, 'Thomas Cromwell's Doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Sixth Series, vii (1996), pp. 235–247; K. B. McFarlane, Letters to Friends, 1940–1966, ed.

Author: Michael Everett

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300213089

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell’s early political career expands and revises what has been understood concerning the life and talents of Henry VIII’s chief minister. Michael Everett provides a new and enlightening account of Cromwell’s rise to power, his influence on the king, his role in the Reformation, and his impact on the future of the nation. Controversially, Everett depicts Cromwell not as the fervent evangelical, Machiavellian politician, or the revolutionary administrator that earlier historians have perceived. Instead he reveals Cromwell as a highly capable and efficient servant of the Crown, rising to power not by masterminding Henry VIII’s split with Rome but rather by dint of exceptional skills as an administrator.

Mistress Cromwell

There is no suggestion, according to my research, that when Elizabeth died Thomas Cromwell had an affair with Elizabeth's sister, although I cannot say conclusively that he did not. After Elizabeth died from an outbreak of sweating ...

Author: Carol McGrath

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781786152282

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Did you love WOLF HALL, BRING UP THE BODIES and THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT? If so, you'll be gripped by MISTRESS CROMWELL: discover the powerful story of the woman in the shadows . . . Reader acclaim for Mistress Cromwell 'A delicious frisson of danger slithers through every page of the book. Enthralling.' Karen Maitland 'A delicate and detailed portrayal, absolutely beautifully done. Captivating.' Suzannah Dunn 'Rich, vivid and immersive, an enthralling story of the turbulent Tudor era.' Nicola Cornick 'Fantastic read from the perspective of Cromwell's wife.' ***** Reader Review 'Excellent read. Very well written and researched. Would recommend this book to anyone interested in Tudor times.' ***** Reader Review 'The book had me gripped from start to finish. Highly recommended.' ***** Reader Review 'Rich with period detail - so evocative of the Tudor period... I really enjoyed this.' ***** Reader Review MISTRESS CROMWELL presents the rise of Tudor England's most powerful courtier, Thomas Cromwell, through the eyes of the most important - and little known - woman in his life . . . When beautiful cloth merchant's daughter Elizabeth Williams is widowed at the age of twenty-two, she is determined to make a success of the business she inherited from her father. But there are those who oppose a woman making her own way in the world, and soon Elizabeth realises she may have some powerful enemies - enemies who know the dark truth about her dead husband. Happiness arrives when Elizabeth meets ambitious young lawyer, Thomas Cromwell. Their marriage begins in mutual love and respect - but it isn't always easy being the wife of an independent, headstrong man in Henry VIII's London. The city is both merciless and filled with temptation, and Elizabeth soon realises she must take care in the life she has chosen . . . or risk losing everything. MISTRESS CROMWELL was previously published as THE WOMAN IN THE SHADOWS. Do you love the novels of Carol McGrath? Have you read THE SILKEN ROSE, her brand new novel, starring one of the most fierce and courageous forgotten queens of England? Available now! _______ Praise for bestselling author, Carol McGrath: 'Brilliantly researched and cleverly brought to life' - Joanna Courtney 'Intense, gripping and intricately plotted' - Alexandra Walsh 'Completely engrossed me from the start . . . Incredibly rich and vividly told' - Nicola Cornick 'Expertly brings to life . . . a woman who finds herself at the heart of a deadly power game for the throne' - KJ Maitland

Thomas Cromwell

. . If you want the inside story of Thomas Cromwell . . . this is the book for you.” —The Weekly Standard “An engrossing biography. . .

Author: Tracy Borman

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802191663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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“An exceptional and compelling biography about one of the Tudor Age’s most complex and controversial figures.” —Alison Weir Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As King Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation; secured Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of his second wife, Anne Boleyn; and was fatally accused of trying to usurp the king himself. In this engrossing biography, acclaimed British historian Tracy Borman reveals a different side to one of history’s most notorious characters: that of a caring husband and father, a fiercely loyal servant and friend, and a revolutionary who was key in transforming medieval England into a modern state. Thomas Cromwell was at the heart of the most momentous events of his time—from funding the translation and dissemination of the first vernacular Bible to legitimizing Anne Boleyn as queen—and wielded immense power over both church and state. The impact of his seismic political, religious, and social reforms can still be felt today. Grounded in excellent primary source research, Thomas Cromwell gives an inside look at a monarchy that has captured the Western imagination for centuries and tells the story of a controversial and enigmatic man who forever changed the shape of his country. “An intelligent, sympathetic, and well researched biography.” —The Wall Street Journal “Borman unravels the story of Cromwell’s rise to power skillfully . . . If you want the inside story of Thomas Cromwell . . . this is the book for you.” —The Weekly Standard “An engrossing biography. . . . A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner’s-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation.” —Kirkus Reviews “An insightful biography of a much-maligned historical figure.” —Booklist

Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation

Arthur Geoffrey Dickens . . THOMAS CROMWELL and the English Reformation is one of the.

Author: Arthur Geoffrey Dickens


ISBN: UOM:39015066485999

Category: England

Page: 192

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" ... Describes the career, personality and outlook of Thomas Cromwell as a leading figure in the English Reformation. As such it has a marked historical importance, for no English statesman stands in greater need of re-assessment or a just estimate of his life and work ... It shows that Thomas Cromwell was not only an efficient and brilliant administrator, but a major reforming statesman, constructive in outlook, a patron of political thought, and the true author of almost every creative achievement in the reign of Henry VIII ..."--Publisher description.

Thomas Cromwell

A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, SPECTATOR, FINANCIAL TIMES, GUARDIAN, BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This is the biography we have been awaiting for 400 years' Hilary Mantel 'A masterpiece' Dan Jones, Sunday Times Thomas Cromwell ...

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141967660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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'This is the biography we have been awaiting for 400 years' Hilary Mantel Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous - or notorious - figures in English history. Born in obscurity in Putney, he became a fixer for Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. After Wolsey's fall, Henry VIII promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, and by the end of the 1530s he was effectively running the country for the King. That decade was one of the most momentous in English history: it saw a religious break with the Pope, unprecedented use of parliament, the dissolution of all monasteries. Cromwell was central to all this, but establishing his role with precision, at a distance of nearly five centuries and after the destruction of many of his papers at his own fall, has been notoriously difficult. Diarmaid MacCulloch's biography is much the most complete and persuasive life ever written of this elusive figure, a masterclass in historical detective work, making connections not previously seen. It overturns many received interpretations, for example that Cromwell was a cynical, 'secular' politician without deep-felt religious commitment, or that he and Anne Boleyn were allies because of their common religious sympathies - in fact he destroyed her. It introduces the many different personalities of these foundational years, all conscious of the 'terrifyingly unpredictable' Henry VIII. MacCulloch allows readers to feel that they are immersed in all this, that it is going on around them. For a time, the self-made 'ruffian' (as he described himself) - ruthless, adept in the exercise of power, quietly determined in religious revolution - was master of events. MacCulloch's biography for the first time reveals his true place in the making of modern England and Ireland, for good and ill.

Cromwell at War

In the early sixteenth century the Welsh lawyer Morgan ap William had married Katherine Cromwell, daughter of a blacksmith and the sister of lawyer Thomas Cromwell, who worked for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. After Wolsey's fall from grace, ...

Author: Martyn Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786722478

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Martyn Bennett here provides the first military biography of Cromwell in the context of the seventeenth century Military Revolution. After commanding a small troop in 1643 and, without prior military experience, Cromwell rose to lead the cavalry regiments of the Eastern Association Army and the New Model Army to final victory at Worcester in 1651 and sealed the victory of the Parliamentary forces in Ireland and Scotland, becoming Lord General in 1650. Martyn Bennett analyses Cromwell's military talents and generalship, in addition to his well-attested powerful and even brutal discipline and religious fervour. He examines the controversial Irish campaigns as well as modern accusations of genocide. In providing new perspectives on Cromwell's military career, Bennett adds to our understanding of England's only non-royal head of state.

Oliver Cromwell a History

Sinnott, David, correspondence with Cromwell on the surrender of Wexford, 332-5 Skippon, Philip, appointed to command ... Sir Thomas, Cromwell's inquest of lunacy on, 9; death of, 9; reference to, 62 Storie, Mr., Cromwell's letter to, ...

Author: Samuel Harden Church


ISBN: UCLA:31158008417882


Page: 524

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