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Karma and Cromwell or a Waste of a Brilliant Mind?

| July 28, 2014

Karma and Cromwell or a Waste of a Brilliant Mind?

On this day in history, 28th July 1540, Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex and Henry VIII’s former right-hand man, was beheaded on Tower Hill. He had been arrested on 10th June 1540 at a council meeting, and a bill of attainder passed against him on 29th June 1540 for the crimes of corruption, heresy and […]

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 […]

Henry VIII’s Enforcer: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell – A Review and Rundown

| May 25, 2013

Henry VIII’s Enforcer: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell – A Review and Rundown

As so many of you enjoyed my rundown on the Anne Boleyn programme, I thought I’d do the same for the Cromwell programme. It’s a sacrifice you know as it is impossible to hold a glass of wine while scribbling frantically and trying to balance both notepad and cat on one’s lap! All of the […]