Thomas Boleyn’s loss is Thomas Cromwell’s gain

Jul 2, 2020 #Thomas Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd July 1536, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s right-hand man, was formally appointed Lord Privy Seal. The previous holder of the office had been Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, who’d been stripped of the office following the falls of his children, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford.

But what is a privy seal and what does the Lord of the Privy Seal do?

Find out more in today’s “on this day” video:

You can find out more about Thomas Boleyn and his wife, Elizabeth, in this video:

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