Thomas Cromwell

Machiavellian statecraft and the English Reformation
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  • English
Lexington Books , Lanham, Md
Cromwell, Thomas, -- Earl of Essex, -- 1485?-1540, Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469-1527 -- Influence, Cabinet officers -- Great Britain -- Biography, Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography, Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Biography, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1509-1547 -- Biography, England -- Church history -- 16th ce
StatementJ. Patrick Coby.
LC ClassificationsDA334.C9 C63 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22552623M
ISBN 100739134035, 0739134043, 0739134051
ISBN 139780739134030, 9780739134047, 9780739134054
LC Control Number2008042309

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Wolf Hall is a sympathetic fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII through to the death of Sir Thomas More/5(K). • Thomas Cromwell: A Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch is published by Allen Lane (£30). To order a copy for £ go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online.

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Thomas Cromwell, in full Thomas Cromwell, earl of Essex, Baron Cromwell of Okeham, (born c. Putney, near London—died Jprobably London), principal adviser (–40) to England’s Henry VIII, chiefly responsible for establishing the Reformation in England, for the dissolution of the monasteries, and for strengthening the royal administration.

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Diarmaid MacCulloch’s vast and exhaustive Thomas Cromwell: A Life, published inwas described by Hilary Mantel – no slouch when it comes to the book’s subject – as “the biography. Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University.

His books include Thomas Cranmer: A Life, which won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the Duff Cooper Prize; The Reformation: A History, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Wolfson Prize; and Christianity: The First Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

“Wolf Hall,” the first book in the series, begins mid-scene, in a galloping present tense. Cromwell is a teenager and lying in his own vomit, enduring one of.

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“A good household manager, but not fit to meddle in the affairs of kings.” MayHenry VIII describes Cromwell to the French ambassador. Thomas Cromwell Biography. Thomas Cromwell was as great a statesman as England has ever seen and, in his decade of power, permanently changed the course of. The book climaxes with a show trial of Cromwell’s rival Thomas More, who refused to swear an oath of allegiance to Henry, and the crowning of Anne Boleyn as.

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The central protagonist of Mantel’s epic is Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son, whose brilliance, charm, and hard work have raised him to the king’s right hand.

The novel opens with the execution of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second queen, and his marriage to the ethereal Jane Seymour (who will produce a long-desired heir to the throne).Thomas Cranmer (2 July – 21 March ) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary helped build the case for the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which was one of the causes of the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy essor: William Warham.The first book you’ve chosen is by Antonia Fraser.

What does this tell us about Oliver Cromwell? Fraser luxuriates in a skilful way with all the detail. It’s a book that narrates the story in a very rich way, and is written for a general audience at an appropriately intelligent level.