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Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell

Male 1485 - 1540  (55 years)

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  • Name Thomas Cromwell 
    Born 1485  Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1540  Tower Hill Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1209  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2015 

    Father Walter Cromwell,   b. 1463, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1510  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Miss Clossop,   b. Abt 1457, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Elizabeth Wykes,   b. Abt 1489, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1527, Stepney, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 1513 
    Children 
     1. Gregory Cromwell,   b. 1514, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1551, Launde, Leicester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. Anne Cromwell,   b. 1516,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Grace Cromwell,   b. 1518,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Cromwell was born in 1485 in Putney, England. As a teenager, Cromwell left England, first to be a mercenary soldier in France, later to work for the wealthy Frescobaldi banking family in Italy. Back in England he began his political career in the employ of the influential Cardinal Wolsey. He would rise to political prominence during one of the most formative times in English history, eventually becoming a member of parliament and an advisor to Henry VIII, making him the second most powerful man in England. He was instrumental in Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon (and thus the Catholic church) and marriage to Anne Boleyn, the death of Catholic stalwart Thomas More and Anne's eventual beheading\emdash a fate Cromwell met himself in 1540.