Overview:Thomas Cromwell: A Life (Book) - 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 and, when Wolsey had fallen for failing to solve Henry VIII's 'Great Matter' - lack of a male heir and efforts to repudiate his wife Katherine of Aragon, was promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, such that in 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, and the coming of the Protestantism. Cromwell was central to all this, but establishing his role with precision has been notoriously difficult. Diarmaid MacCulloch's biography is the most complete life ever written of this elusive figure, making connections not previously seen and revealing the channels through which power in early Tudor England flowed. It overturns many received interpretations, for example that Cromwell and Anne Boleyn were allies because of their common religious sympathies, showing how he in fact destroyed her. It introduces the many different personalities contributing to these foundational years, all worrying about what MacCulloch calls the 'terrifyingly unpredictable' Henry VIII, and 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.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603726911-9780141967660. It was written by the following authors: Diarmaid MacCulloch. Book Thomas Cromwell: A Life (Book), which can be read online, published by the company: Penguin Books Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Biography, True Stories, History. The book was published on 2018-09-27. It has 640 pages and is published in Book format and weight g. File for download Thomas Cromwell: A Life (Book) has PDF format and is called thomas-cromwell-a-life-book.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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