15 October 2011

Pearls of expression.

On 28 June 1540 Cromwell, [Henry VIII's] longtime advisor and loyal servant, was executed. Different reasons were advanced: that Cromwell would not enforce the Act of Six Articles; that he had supported Barnes, Latimer and other heretics; and that he was responsible for Henry's marriage to Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife. Many other arrests under the Act followed. Cranmer lay low.
"Cranmer" was Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury.

"English Reformation." Wikipedia (footnote and link omitted).

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