The Resource Thomas Cromwell, Diarmaid MacCulloch, (electronic resource)

Thomas Cromwell, Diarmaid MacCulloch, (electronic resource)

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Thomas Cromwell
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Thomas Cromwell
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Diarmaid MacCulloch
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eng
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The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in government, based on a decade of original archival research, which reveals at last Thomas Cromwell's real role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn "This a book that - and it's not often you can say this - we have been awaiting for five hundred years." ?Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall For five hundred years we have been fascinated by the enigma of Henry VIII, as unsavory as he was transformative, and the man who stood beside him, guiding him and suffering the volatile King's impetuous outbursts until finally he went to the scaffold, taking his secrets with him. Or did he? 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 and utterly compelling Thomas Cromwell. History has not been kind to the son of a Putney brewer who became the architect of England's split with Rome. Where past biographies portrayed him as a scheming operator with blood on his hands, Hilary Mantel reimagined him as a far more sympathetic figure buffered by the whims of his master. So which was he?the villain of history or the victim of her creation? MacCulloch sifted through letters and court records for answers and found Cromwell's fingerprints on some of the most transformative decisions of Henry's turbulent reign. But he also found Cromwell the man, an administrative genius, rescuing him from myth and slander. The real Cromwell was a deeply loving father who took his biggest risks to secure the future of his son, Gregory. He was also a man of faith and a quiet revolutionary. In the end, he could not appease or control the man whose humors were so violent and unpredictable. But he made his mark on England, setting her on the path to religious awakening and indelibly transforming the system of government of the English-speaking world
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MacCulloch, Diarmaid
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
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Thomas Cromwell, Diarmaid MacCulloch, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780525560296
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F74FAC38-5751-4104-B7F7-1C238BC0359A
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Label
Thomas Cromwell, Diarmaid MacCulloch, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/f74fac38-5751-4104-b7f7-1c238bc0359a
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525560296
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
F74FAC38-5751-4104-B7F7-1C238BC0359A
System details
Adobe EPUB eBook

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