Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous, even notorious, figures in English history. He rose from obscurity to become Cardinal Wolsey’s ‘fixer’ in the 1520s. Within twenty years of Wolsey’s fall, Cromwell was, in effect, running the country for Henry VIII. This persuasive and definitive biography uncovers the channels of power in Tudor England and overturns many received interpretations of Cromwell. Diarmaid MacCulloch will be in conversation with Roger Bolton, the presenter of Feedback on Radio 4.
“This is the biography we have been awaiting for 400 years. “ Hilary Mantel
Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church in Oxford University and has written a number of award-winning titles: Thomas Cranmer, Reformation and A History of Christianity, which was adapted into a six-part BBC television series. His new biography of Thomas Cromwell is the result of six years research in the vast Cromwell archive.
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