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Thomas Cromwell
Birth: c. 1485
Putney
London Borough of Wandsworth
Greater London, England
Death: Jul. 28, 1540
Tower Hamlets
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Greater London, England

British Statesman. First Earl of Essex, and Chief Minister to Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540. Cromwell was one of the instigators of the English Reformation which separated the English church from the papacy in Rome. He also was one of those who persuaded the king to make himself head of the English church. In his role of Viceregent in Spirituals he presided over the dissolution of the monasteries and the redistribution of their wealth. He was also the architect of the official union of England and Wales. Having gained Henry's favor by supporting his divorce from Catherine of Aragon, Cromwell lost it by brokering Henry's later union to Anne of Cleves, which failed as a marriage and as a political alliance. He was convicted of treason and executed. (bio by: Vincent Astor) 
 
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  Gregory Cromwell (1520 - 1551)*
 
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Cause of death: Beheaded
 
Burial:
Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Jun 22, 2000
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Thomas Cromwell
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You engineered Ann Boelyn's death, then the same thing happened to you. Unfair on both counts.
- Drummer girl
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
A tribute across the years to my 13X Great Grandfather.
- William H. Hart
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014

- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 28, 2014
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