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Tudor fact file

Thomas Cromwell

Born circa 1585
Died 1540


  • Earl of Essex.
  • English politician.
  • He drew up the laws that made the Church of England independent of Rome.
  • He first worked for Thomas Wolsey.
  • He became secretary to Henry VIII in 1534.
  • Cromwell was in charge of government policy.
  • In 1540 he was executed fro treason.


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