10 June 1540 – The Arrest of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

| June 10, 2013

10 June 1540 – The Arrest of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

At 3pm on 10th June 1540, while the Privy Council were in session at Westminster, the Captain of the Guard strode into the council chamber with a royal warrant for the arrest of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, for treason. A furious Cromwell threw his cap to the ground, asked those gathered if “this was […]