Thomas Cromwell


Thomas Cromwell
Thomas Cromwell [Thomas Cromwell]
(c. 1485–1540) the chief minister to King ↑Henry VIII during the 1530s. After the fall of Thomas Wolsey, Cromwell arranged the king’s ↑divorce from ↑Catherine of Aragon and later organized the ↑Dissolution of the Monasteries. In 1540, Cromwell was made the Earl of Essex, but four months later the King accused him of ↑treason and had his head cut off. Cromwell said at his ↑execution that he died a Catholic.

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