The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIIIs Most Faithful Servant

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When Cromwell fell from favour in , his alleged support for Anabaptism was cited. By the end of October of that year, however, Wolsey had fallen from power. This is a major biography of Henry's VIII's right hand man, revealing for the first time that the image of a blood stained henchman is largely fictional. Ratings and Book Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Frequently bought together. The records of the English Hospital in Rome indicate that he stayed there in June , [5] while documents in the Vatican Archives suggest that he was an agent for the Archbishop of York , Cardinal Christopher Bainbridge , and handled English ecclesiastical issues before the Roman Rota. Cromwell immediately took steps to enforce the legislation just passed by Parliament.

Detailed research into contemporary sources illuminates his brilliant mind and his love for and patronage of the arts and humanities, while short case studies shed new light on his relations with, and his reputation among, Henry VIII's subjects. The final part narrates the drama of his downfall, and the king's posthumous exoneration of the 'most faithful servant he ever had.

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Thomas Cromwell was the Henry's VIII's chief minister and principal reformer of the church in one of the most eventful eras in English history. Not Enabled. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Thomas Cromwell: A Life.

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Please try again later. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description The History Press, Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory P More information about this seller Contact this seller. John Schofield. I really only knew him through the eyes of Robert Bolt previously. This book has reinforced my latterly view that he is a man done much injustice, and who, in reality, brought about changes to this country and religion, in a good way, then he has ever been given credit for.

If you are interested in Cromwell then this is the book to read. I recommend it without reservation. Following the Hilary Mantel novels I wanted to read a more detailed account of the life and times of Thomas Cromwell. This is a very well-researched and annotated book that provides an erudite and even-handed account of the immense contribution that Cromwell made to the life and governance of England during the reign of Henry VIII, and his parallel role in attempting to secure the future of the Reformation.

In addition to the detailed chronology, well supported by references, it provides a sophisticated analysis of the pros and cons of the Cromwell background, his facility in statecraft and diplomacy in pursuit of stability, his loyal support and advice to the King, his able management of Parliament and the finances of the realm, and his dealings with the many citizens who sought his aid under his various roles and responsibilities. It provides an evidential approach to the problem of challenging previously-held views by some less exacting historians about the severity of the role of Cromwell in the dissolution of the monasteries, and it casts him as a very subtle long-thinking operator in support of the theological developments inspired by Luther and other leaders of the Reformation.

It also highlights his personal financial contribution to the placement of a Bible in every parish church in England. Finally, come the sudden fall of Cromwell at the hands of a King who had been persuaded to put prejudice before common sense and reason, we see the brave way in which Cromwell did not trim or recant, but took it on the chin, and went to the scaffold retaining his own beliefs and intellectual loyalties intact.

I am not widely read in history at this level of detail, but the book makes me want to read more, because it not only conveys a vivid portrait of the times, but it also teaches that these times were redolent with skilful people of immense determination, who would have done well in any age, not least our own. Indeed it makes some of our own claimants to fame in the celebrity age seem somewhat shoddy by comparison. John Schofield is to be congratulated for producing a reasoned and scholarly account that will, I believe, stand up to the most exacting scrutiny by experts far more knowledgeable about these matter than I.

This book bebunks so much of the nonsense written about this remarkable man, his master and the times they lived in. Compellingly written, it clearly shows the importance of religion to the individual in the sixteenth century and the depth of devotion shown by this man in the conduct of his life. This is a superb, engrossing work by John Schofield.

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