The Resource Thomas Cromwell : a life, Diarmaid MacCulloch

Thomas Cromwell : a life, Diarmaid MacCulloch

Label
Thomas Cromwell : a life
Title
Thomas Cromwell
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous or notorious figures in English history. Born in obscurity in Putney, he became a fixer for Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. After Wolsey's fall, Henry VIII promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, such that in the 1530s he was effectively running the country for the King. That decade was one of the most momentous in English history- it saw a religious break with the Pope, unprecedented use of parliament, the dissolution of all monasteries, and the coming of the Protestantism. Cromwell was central to all this, but establishing his role with precision has been notoriously difficult. Diarmaid MacCulloch's biography is the most complete life ever written of this elusive figure, making connections not previously seen and revealing the channels through which power in early Tudor England flowed. It overturns many received interpretations, for example that Cromwell and Anne Boleyn were allies because of their common religious sympathies, showing how he in fact destroyed her. It introduces the many different personalities contributing to these foundational years, all worrying about the 'terrifyingly unpredictable' Henry VIII, and allows readers to feel that all this is going on around them. For a time, the self-made 'ruffian', as he described himself ruthless, adept in the exercise of power, quietly determined in religious revolution was master of events
Summary
Examines the life of Henry VII's right-hand man, who did everything he could to secure the future of a son he loved dearly, but who ultimately could not control the unpredictable monarch
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10732737
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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MacCulloch, Diarmaid
Dewey number
942.052092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Cromwell, Thomas
  • Statesmen
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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a revolutionary life
Label
Thomas Cromwell : a life, Diarmaid MacCulloch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 728 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846144295
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Thomas Cromwell : a life, Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 728 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846144295
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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