Category Archives: Thomas Cromwell

28th July 1540 – Thomas Cromwell Is Executed

Thomas Cromwell was beheaded on Tower Hill on the 28th July 1540. This was also the day that Henry VIII married Katherine Howard. Cromwell was condemned to death without trial and, after the execution, his head was set on a … Continue reading

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12th June 1540 – Thomas Cromwell Writes to Henry VIII From the Tower

On the 12th June 1540, Thomas Cromwell wrote to Henry VIII. He had been arrested two days earlier and was now in the Tower of London. This is his letter, where he pleads his innocence and asks for mercy: ‘Prostrate … Continue reading

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10th June 1540 – Thomas Cromwell is Arrested

On the 10th June 1540, Cromwell was arrested at Westminster. The Captain of the Guard interrupted a meeting of the Privy Council and then annouced that he had a royal warrant for the arrest of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, … Continue reading

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