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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732737
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacCulloch, Diarmaid
Dewey number
942.052092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA334.C9
LC item number
M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cromwell, Thomas
  • Cromwell, Thomas
  • Biographies
  • Statesmen
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a revolutionary life
Label
Thomas Cromwell : a life, Diarmaid MacCulloch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Journeys -- 1.Ruffian -- 2.The Return of the Native -- 3.In the Cardinal's Service: 1524---1528 -- 4.Managing Failure: 1528-1529 -- 5.Serving two Masters: 1530 -- pt. TWO New Wine -- 6.Council and Parliament: 1531 -- 7.New Year's Gifts: 1532 -- 8.Making a Difference: 1532 -- 9.A Royal Marriage: 1532---1533 -- pt. THREE Touching Pitch -- 10.Treason in Prospect: 1533---1534 -- 11.Spirituals: 1534-1535 -- 12.Deaths for Religion: 1535 -- 13.Progresses and Scrutinies: 1535-1536 -- 14.Surrenders and the Scaffold: 1536 -- pt. FOUR Power and its Reward -- 15.Summer Opportunities: 1536 -- 16.Grace for the Commonwealth: 1536 -- 17.The Reckoning: 1537 -- 18.The King's Uncle? 1537-1538 -- 19.Cutting Down Trees: 1538 -- pt. FIVE Nemesis -- 20.Shifting Dynasties: 1538---1539 -- 21.Stumbling Blocks: 1539 -- 22.Downfall: 1539-1540 -- 23.Futures
Control code
000064200992
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 728 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846144295
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018410838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1055684132
Label
Thomas Cromwell : a life, Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Journeys -- 1.Ruffian -- 2.The Return of the Native -- 3.In the Cardinal's Service: 1524---1528 -- 4.Managing Failure: 1528-1529 -- 5.Serving two Masters: 1530 -- pt. TWO New Wine -- 6.Council and Parliament: 1531 -- 7.New Year's Gifts: 1532 -- 8.Making a Difference: 1532 -- 9.A Royal Marriage: 1532---1533 -- pt. THREE Touching Pitch -- 10.Treason in Prospect: 1533---1534 -- 11.Spirituals: 1534-1535 -- 12.Deaths for Religion: 1535 -- 13.Progresses and Scrutinies: 1535-1536 -- 14.Surrenders and the Scaffold: 1536 -- pt. FOUR Power and its Reward -- 15.Summer Opportunities: 1536 -- 16.Grace for the Commonwealth: 1536 -- 17.The Reckoning: 1537 -- 18.The King's Uncle? 1537-1538 -- 19.Cutting Down Trees: 1538 -- pt. FIVE Nemesis -- 20.Shifting Dynasties: 1538---1539 -- 21.Stumbling Blocks: 1539 -- 22.Downfall: 1539-1540 -- 23.Futures
Control code
000064200992
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 728 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846144295
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018410838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1055684132

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