July 4 – The death of Gregory Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell, from sweating sickness

| July 4, 2022

July 4 – The death of Gregory Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell, from sweating sickness

On this day in Tudor history, 4th July 1551, in the reign of King Edward VI, Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, died of sweating sickness at Launde Abbey in Leicestershire. He was buried at the abbey’s chapel on 7th July. Gregory Cromwell was the son of the more famous Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex and, […]

4 July 1551 – Death of Gregory Cromwell

| July 4, 2017

4 July 1551 – Death of Gregory Cromwell

On this day in history, 4th July 1551, Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell and son of the late Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, died of sweating sickness at Launde Abbey, in Leicestershire. He was buried at the abbey’s chapel on 7th July. Merchant-taylor Henry Machyn recorded the sweating sickness outbreak and Gregory Cromwell’s death in […]

The Real Wolf Hall – The Cromwell Family in Wolf Hall: Gregory Cromwell

| May 11, 2015

The Real Wolf Hall – The Cromwell Family in Wolf Hall: Gregory Cromwell

Our ‘Real Wolf Hall’ series of articles continues today with a wonderful article by Teri Fitzgerald on Gregory Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell. Make sure you read Teri’s article on Cromwell’s family from last week too – click here. Gregory Cromwell (played by Tom Holland in Wolf Hall), was born to Thomas Cromwell, a successful […]

Who Was Gregory Cromwell? – How Fiction Became History by Teri Fitzgerald

| February 14, 2013

Who Was Gregory Cromwell? – How Fiction Became History by Teri Fitzgerald

Today we have a guest article from Teri Fitzgerald who has done extensive research into the life of Gregory Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell. Over to Teri… What do we really know about Gregory Cromwell, the only son of Henry VIII’s chief minister and right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell? It was a revelation to me, after […]