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The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Michael Everett


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. The author 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, the author depicts Cromwell not as the fervent evangelical, Machiavellian politician, or the revolutionary administrator that earlier ... More

Keywords: Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII, Reformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300207422
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300207422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Everett, author
House of Commons, London