10th June 1540 – The Arrest of Thomas Cromwell

On this day in history, 10th June 1540, Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, was arrested during a council meeting at Westminster.

You can read an account of his arrest in my article 10 June 1540 – Thomas Cromwell’s Arrest

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2 thoughts on “10th June 1540 – The Arrest of Thomas Cromwell”
  1. The pillar perished whereto I leaned,
    The strongest stay of my unquiet mind;
    The like of it no man again can find –
    From east to west, still seeking though he went –
    To mine unhap, for hap away hath rent
    Of all my joy, the very bark and rind,
    And I, alas, by chance am thus assigned
    Dearly to mourn till death do it relent.
    But since that thus it is by destiny,
    What can I more but have a woeful heart,
    My pen in plaint, my voice in woeful cry,
    My mind in woe, my body full of smart,
    And I myself, myself always to hate
    Till dreadful death do ease my doleful state ?

    Thomas Wyatt.

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