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The Politician

Tracey A. Sowerby

in Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England: The Careers of Sir Richard Morison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584635
eISBN:
9780191723162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines Morison's role in Tudor politics to 1550. It charts Morison's years in Thomas Cromwell's household and the range of activities he undertook on the vice‐gerent's behalf. One ... More


Cromwell and the English Church

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores Thomas Cromwell's responsibilities involving the day-to-day operations of the English Church, such as administration, finance and monastic appointments. It presents a glimpse ... More


London Lawyer and Merchant

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter looks at Thomas Cromwell's life as an established lawyer and merchant living in London. It has been acknowledged that legal education was becoming an increasing factor of many Crown ... More


England’s Break with Rome and the Scottish Dimension

CLARE KELLAR

in Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266708
eISBN:
9780191708930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266708.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses England's break with Rome, the religious alterations in progress, and its consequences. It discusses that impact of the King Henry VIII's action would reverberate throughout ... More


The Apotheosis of Sir Thomas Elyot: The Image of Governance

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the last of Elyot’s great works, The Image of Governance, a life of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus. It argues that far from being a straightforward life of an ideal ... More


The Crown Lands and King’s Works

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details Thomas Cromwell's position as councillor throughout 1531, which seemed more of a status symbol than an actual job with defined duties. Cromwell's tasks included attending to the ... More


The Minister and his Household

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter situates Cromwell's private interests alongside his public activities to provide a more rounded assessment of his early career and the political environment in which it developed. It ... More


The Break with Rome

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Most historians have supported the belief that Cromwell indeed organized the break with Rome, with later historians also claiming that he was the mastermind behind the Anglo-papal schism. Geoffrey ... More


Royal Government

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Among the government work that Cromwell has been handling from late 1531 onwards were his management of the parliament and various tasks related to his council duties. Historian Geoffrey Elton claims ... More


The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Michael Everett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell's early political career expands and revises what has been ... More


Entry into the King’s Service, 1529–1530

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with a brief history of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's relationship with Henry VIII. The king gradually lost confidence in Wolsey's (then leading minister) abilities, leading to the ... More


Sir Thomas Elyot and The King's Great Matter

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter introduces the character, career, and religious opinions of Sir Thomas Elyot, setting him in the context of the conservative position articulated by John Heywood in the previous chapter. ... More


Introduction

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the early life and public career of Thomas Cromwell, chief minister of Henry VIII of England throughout the 1530s. It begins with Cromwell's greatly overlooked life and activities ... More


Priestly Magistrates: Thomas Cromwell’s Faction

Malcolm B. Yarnell III

in Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686254
eISBN:
9780191766152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686254.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Historians typically speak of two religious factions in Henry VIII’s court, evangelicals versus conservatives, but documents detailing disagreement over the clergy’s role under the Royal Supremacy ... More


Preaching at Paul's Cross

Cecilia A. Hatt (ed.)

in English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester: Sermons and Other Writings 1520 to 1535

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270119
eISBN:
9780191600609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270119.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Two of the sermons in this edition were preached at Paul's Cross, a public meeting place close by the old church of St Paul's in London. A brief history is given of the increasing importance of the ... More


Conclusion

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book generally examines the life of Thomas Cromwell in its full extent, which includes his interests and responsibilities between 1485 and 1534. In this study, Cromwell appears as a ... More


The Fathers: Two Battles

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Thomas Howard, the third Duke of Norfolk, expressed bitterness and outburst around the spring of 1540 in the tense months before the fall of Thomas Cromwell. The father of Henry Howard, the Earl of ... More


The Early Sixteenth Century

Martin Heale

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198702535
eISBN:
9780191772221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702535.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the evolving relationship between monastic heads and the Crown in early sixteenth-century England, an era that saw the adoption of more interventionist royal policies towards ... More


Supremacy

Peter Marshall

in Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300170627
eISBN:
9780300226331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170627.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the nature and extent of royal supremacy during the reign of Henry VIII. If Henry's supremacy was innate and divinely ordained, the question that arises is why it required an ... More


A Man for All Treasons: Crimes By and Against the Tudor State in the Novels of Hilary Mantel

Alison L. LaCroix

in Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Chapter 4 discusses the crime of treason as depicted in Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which complicate the standard view of Thomas Cromwell as, at best, a Tudor-era fixer ... More


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