The execution of Thomas Cromwell (1540) | The Lost City of London

On this day in 1540, Henry VIII’s Chief Minister Thomas Cromwell was beheaded at Tower Hill on trumped-up charges of treason and heresy, having eighteen days earlier been attainted, or  in o…

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One thought on “The execution of Thomas Cromwell (1540) | The Lost City of London

  1. Poor old Thomas. Damned if he did, damned if he didn’t. At least his demise was played out using the same rules he had happily applied to so many others. The service of a despotic and capricious king is not to be envied.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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