The Character and Times of Thomas Cromwell; A Sixteenth Century Criticism

The Character and Times of Thomas Cromwell; A Sixteenth Century Criticism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...compounded by a fine of 300. Other names, at the request, it was said, of Anne Boleyn, were dropped from the bill. More's escape has often been attributed to the intercession of Cromwell, its true cause was, almost certainly, 1534. April 21. the opposition of the Peers. When they had saved the aristocracy, the Lords considered that their duties ended, the attainder of the Nun and her common associates was passed, and they were executed at Tyburn. Parliament was prorogued on the 30th of March, and a commission was appointed to administer the new oaths. The clergy and the religious houses were specially required to swear; it seems that few laymen were called upon. The acceptance of the oath had been unanimous until, on the 13th of April, Fisher and More were summoned before the commissioners. They appeared singly, but their line of action was the same; both of them were willing to swear to the succession; that, they said, with exquisite constitutional instinct, was entirely at the disposal of Parliament. however, swear to the clauses which referred to They could not, the matrimonial dispensation. Cromwell would not accept their oaths to the succession only; they were both illegally committed to the Tower, without further trial, and they remained there, with varying treatment, for more than a year. An attempt was made, with inconceivable brutality, to administer the oath to the Queen. Parliament had no objection to style her Princess Dowager of Wales, but it refused to confiscate her dowry; because such a measure might injure trade, and endanger the goods of the English merchants in Spain and Flanders. The resistance of the Peers was more embarrassing, when they acquitted Lord Dacres, whom the Crown was prosecuting for treason....
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792548
  • 9781236792549