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    DescriptionThomas Cromwell was a selfmade lawyer who served first Cardinal Wolsey and then Henry VIII. His time with Wolsey was an apprenticeship which served him well in his work for the king after the cardinal's fall from power in 1529. Cromwell's time in office from 1530 until his execution in 1540 was one of the most crucial periods in English history. This biography explores how he tried to manage his relationship with Henry VIII and why he failed. It also shows how he manipulated the politics of the court that eventually destroyed him. The rise and fall of the Boleyns, the dominance of the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, and the executions of Thomas More and John Fisher all play their part in Thomas Cromwell's life. Eventually he overreached himself in his patronage of evangelical preachers and in arranging Henry's marriage to Anne of Cleves, which played a crucial part in his fall and death in July 1540.


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    Title
    Thomas Cromwell
    Subtitle
    Servant to Henry VIII
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Loades
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 720 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445615387
    ISBN 10: 144561538X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    DC23: 942.052092
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    27 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    30 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    DAVID LOADES is Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales and an Honorary Member of the University of Oxford, History Faculty. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and former President of the Ecclesiastical History Society. He is the author of over thirty books on the sixteenth century. Professor Loades studied under Professor Sir Geoffrey Elton, the doyen of Thomas Cromwell studies. He lives in Burford in Oxfordshire.
    Review quote
    'A complex man with a complex career, Thomas Cromwell tends to defy the efforts of his biographers. David Loades brings a lifetime's expertise to this new study, which is fresh, fair, lucid and a pleasure to read' HILARY MANTEL 'Fluent, learned and perceptive' DR PAUL CAVILL, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE