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Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, Chief Minister to Henry VIII

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Putney, Surrey, , England
Death: Died in Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England
Cause of death: Executed
Place of Burial: Tower of London, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Cromwell; Walter Cromwell; Catherine Cromwell and Katherine Cromwell
Husband of Elizabeth Cromwell and Elizabeth (Wyckes) Cromwell
Partner of Elizabeth Somerset, Countess of Worcester (d. 1565)
Father of Janne Cromwell; Gregory Cromwell; Anne Cromwell; Grace Cromwell; Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell of Oakham Castle and 2 others
Brother of Katherine Williams and Daughter of Walter Cromwell

Occupation: 1st Earl of Essex
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About Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, Chief Minister to Henry VIII

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Thomas Cromwell born c. 1485 at Putney, Middlesex, England, executed July 28, 1540, at Tower Hill, Tower of London, Middlesex, England, age 55

Thomas Cromwell was an English statesman who served as chief minister of King Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540.

Married:

  1. Elizabeth Wykes

Children of Thomas Cromwell and Elizabeth Wykes:

  1. Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell
  2. Anne Cromwell
  3. Grace Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell was the son of Walter Smythe Cromwell and Catherine Clossop

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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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Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, Chief Minister to Henry VIII's Timeline

1486
1486
Putney, Surrey, , England
1513
1513
Age 27
Putney, Surrey, , England
1514
1514
Age 28
Putney, Surrey, England
1516
1516
Age 30
Putney, Surrey, , England
1517
1517
Age 31
Essex, England
1518
1518
Age 32
Putney, Surrey, , England
1520
1520
Age 34
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1540
July 28, 1540
Age 54
Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England
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