Your Most Sorrowful Subject – Thomas Cromwell’s Plea to Henry VIII in June 1540

| June 12, 2014

Your Most Sorrowful Subject – Thomas Cromwell’s Plea to Henry VIII in June 1540

Following his arrest two days earlier, Thomas Cromwell wrote to Henry VIII on 12th June 1540, from his prison in the Tower of London, asking for mercy and pleading his innocence. Here is his letter: Prostrate at your Majesty’s feet, I have heard your pleasure by your Controller, viz., that I should write such things […]