28 July 1540 – Thomas Cromwell’s Final Speech

| July 28, 2012

28 July 1540 – Thomas Cromwell’s Final Speech

On this day in history, 28th July 1540, while his former master, Henry VIII, was busy marrying wife number 5 – see Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard – Thomas Cromwell was executed on Tower Hill. It was an horrific end, with it taking a few blows to kill him. Before he knelt at the block, […]