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Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation

Arthur Geoffrey Dickens

Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation

by Arthur Geoffrey Dickens

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Published by English Universities Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cromwell, Thomas, -- Earl of Essex, -- 1485?-1540,
  • Reformation -- England

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A.G. Dickens.
    SeriesTeach yourself history, Teach yourself history library
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p. ;
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17730014M
    OCLC/WorldCa11375663

    Thomas Cromwell was the successor to More after More failed to back Henry’s divorce of Catherine of Aragon and was executed. Whilst Henry had remained Catholic, but no longer Papist, Cromwell was protestant. At this time it was still dangerous in England to be Protestant, and so Cromwell had to introduce legislation to the effect of legalising his own beliefs. Thomas Cromwell was an English lawyer and statesman who served as the principal adviser to English King Henry VIII from – Thomas was an intelligent man blessed with a rational and logical mind who rose to become one of the pre-eminent political figures of his times.

      At the start of “The Mirror and the Light,” the concluding volume of a trilogy that began with “Wolf Hall,” Cromwell is 50 years old, rich beyond all his imagining and very much alone.   For an early Tudor English traveller, Italy was to England as London was to the villages that dotted the nation. Imagine, then, how the teenage Thomas Cromwell felt when, around , he left the constraints of Putney, a Thameside backwater that had yet to be engulfed by the sprawling capital, and wandered as far as the Italian peninsula.

    In addition, Cromwell played a vital role in the printing and distributing of the Bible in English, as A. G. Dickens observes in his book The English Reformation: “The political initiative, the planning of publication, the finance, the pressure to impose the Great Bible upon the English Church, these came from the vicegerent Thomas Cromwell.”. It has been more than a decade since the inaugural novel of Hilary Mantel’s two-time Man Booker Prize winning Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, Wolf Hall, first captivated of Mantel have spent eight years eagerly awaiting the trilogy’s conclusory novel, The Mirror & the Light (Henry Holt and Company), and that wait is finally over. On sale today, the third and final book follows.


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Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation by Arthur Geoffrey Dickens Download PDF EPUB FB2

Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, PC (/ ˈ k r ɒ m w əl,-w ɛ l /; c. – 28 July ) was an English lawyer and statesman who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII of England from towhen he was beheaded on orders of the king. Cromwell was one of the strongest and most powerful proponents of the English helped to engineer an annulment of the king Cause of death: Decapitation.

Thomas Cromwell, in full Thomas Cromwell, earl of Essex, Baron Cromwell of Okeham, (born c. Putney, near London—died Jprobably London), principal adviser (–40) to England’s Henry VIII, chiefly responsible for establishing the Reformation in England, for the dissolution of the monasteries, and for strengthening the royal administration.

In his exhaustive portrait of Thomas Cromwell, the author focused largely on Cromwell’s overseeing and subtly nudging the English Reformation in an Evangelical (i.e. Protestant) direction. The English branch of the Protestant Reformation was seemingly driven more by lust and greed than concern for godly living or /5(37).

Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIIIs right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured Henrys divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of Anne Boleyn, and upon his arrest, was accused of trying to usurp the King himself/5.

Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation. London: English Universities Press,printing (OCoLC) Named Person: Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex; Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex; Thomas (Politiker) Cromwell; Thomas Earl of Essex CROMWELL: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A G Dickens.

This book will help you understand, in particular, how shifting international alliances in response to the Reformation had a crucial Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation book on the course of English political history during the s and, in the end, provided the international context that brought about Thomas Cromwell’s fall.

Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(6). The English Reformation was a series of events in 16th-century England by which the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic events were, in part, associated with the wider European Protestant Reformation, a religious and political movement that affected the practice of Christianity across western and central Europe.

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This short but thorough book is well worth reading. Prof Dickens wrote The English Reformation, a book that has rightly become a standard work, and `Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation' is just as good. It's best read in conjunction with John Schofield's The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant, which contains a little more analysis of Cromwell's 5/5(2).

Most bizarrely, given the title, "Thomas Cromwell: A Life," there is very little focus on Thomas Cromwell himself, apart from the first chapter which is the most interesting of the book.

This was particularly disappointing to me as I was looking forward to the non-Reformation stuff. To the infrastructure. To his manipulation of parliament/5(). Thomas Cromwell was to humble beginnings, in Putney. His father was a brewer.

He left at a young age and went to Europe and was a soldier in the French army. He then worked in Italy as an assistant to the Archbishop of York. He then returned to England and was in the House. • Thomas Cromwell: A Life is published by Allen Lane.

To order a copy for £ (RRP £30) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders : Jessie Childs. minister Thomas Cromwell, who upon promotion, ex panded the administrative power of his office as never before seen, to shape the English church into a more Reform-style : April Donahue.

To order Thomas Cromwell: the Untold Story for £16 with free UK p&p call Guardian book service on or go to Topics Biography books. Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University.

His books include Thomas Cranmer: A Life, which won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the Duff Cooper Prize; The Reformation: A History, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Wolfson Prize; and Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, a New York Times Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

Thomas Cromwell, chief architect of the English Reformation, served as minister of Henry VIII from tothe period during which more political and religious reform was accomplished than at any other time in Henry's thirty-seven-year reign.

Thus the momentous events of the s are generally (but not universally) attributed to Cromwell's agency/5(2). This book is not what one expects in past readings about Thomas Cromwell, and his relationship with the King Henry VIII.

When one envisions this story, one sees Cromwell and the great English break from Rome, which enabled Henry to remarry 5 times all told. And the execution of Anne Boleyn being his working. This is just one example. Thomas Cromwell was one of Henry VIII’s most trusted officials, one of the most important figures in the Reformation, and very controversial to historians.

Born in Putney, London, he was the son of a blacksmith and alehouse owner. Little is known about Cromwell’s early life. Cromwell keeps a secret Book of Henry, a kind of customized version of Machiavelli’s “The Prince,” in which he can devise strategies for coping with his monarch’s vanities and : Thomas Mallon.

Thomas Cromwell Biography Thomas Cromwell was as great a statesman as England has ever seen and, in his decade of power, permanently changed the course of English history.

Unlike his mentor, Cardinal Wolsey, Cromwell was not a priest or a papist.Thomas Cromwell, chief architect of the English Reformation, served as minister of Henry VIII from tothe period during which more political and religious reform was accomplished than at any other time in Henry's thirty-seven-year reign.

This biography_the first in a generation and the only one now in print_looks at his work and achievements during this period, and includes earlier /5(2).Diarmaid MacCulloch is one of our greatest living historians and this is one of his finest books.

One might have thought that, after A History of Christianity, a definitive study of the Reformation and a host of prize-winning books, now was the time to wind down: a victory lap round the book festivals, a little light d, MacCulloch has been back in the archives, immersing.