Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life
- Biographies & Memoirs, European History
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He stood beside Henry VIII, guiding him and enriching him, until the king sent him to the gallows in 1540. After a decade of sleuthing in the royal archives, Diarmaid MacCulloch has emerged with a tantalizing new understanding of Henry’s mercurial chief minister, the inscrutable Thomas Cromwell.
History has portrayed the architect of England's split with Rome as a scheming operator with blood on his hands. But MacCulloch also discovered a loving father who took his biggest risk to secure his son’s future; a man of faith and a quiet revolutionary; and a visionary who guided England toward its religious awakening.
MacCulloch rescues Cromwell from myth and slander to offer a brilliantly balanced look at a figure long shrouded in mystery.
“This a book that - and it’s not often you can say this - we have been awaiting for four hundred years.”—Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
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|Release Date:||October 30, 2018|