Thomas Cromwell – A Life | Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch @ The Cambridge Union, Cambridge [19 February]

Thomas Cromwell – A Life | Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch


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19
February
17:00 - 20:00

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The Cambridge Union
9A Bridge Street, CB2 1UB Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
«The biography we have been awaiting for 400 years» – Hilary Mantel.

Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch will discuss his landmark biography of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister and enforcer.

Rising from obscurity under Cardinal Wolsey, Cromwell oversaw the break with Rome, the fall of Anne Boleyn, and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. At the height of his power, he was Henry's Chancellor and Vicegerent in Spirituals – a layman in charge of the Henrician church. Cromwell's fall was as swift as his rise – attacked by his enemies and executed in 1540.

Despite his notoriety, the subject of Mantel's «Wolf Hall» trilogy, recently played by Mark Rylance in a critically acclaimed TV adaptation, remains an elusive historical figure.

Professor MacCulloch, a Wolfson Prize-winning historian, will guide the audience through his new archival discoveries, and reveal an image of Cromwell which has never been seen before.
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