Thomas Cromwell - A definitive account. Thursday 11th October 2018 at 7:30 pm in St Mary's Church, Putney Bridge

Event Date: Oct 11, 2018

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch will give a talk on Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's chief minister.    This will mark the publication on 27th September of what is likely to become the definitive biography of Cromwell, challenging many established views.   Professor MacCulloch is well known from television programmes on Tudor history and the history of Christianity and is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford Univerisity. 

Thomas Cromwell, the subject of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, carried through the break with the Church of Rome, the Dissolution of the Monasteries and many other changes in the 1530's.  His family lived in Putney, where he was born, and in Wandsworth.   

The talk will be given in St Mary's Church; where he received his religious education.

Entry is free and there is no need to book. 

Putney Pantry, which adjoins to the church, will be open both before and after the talk; a glass of wine and a piece of Cromwell cake (based on contemporary recipes,will be available for £7.

The talk will last around an hour and Professor MacCulloch will sign copies of his new biography, Thomas Cromwell - A Life, which will be on sale.

 

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The talk is organised by the Wandsworth Historical Society, the Putney Society and the Wandsworth Society.

 

 

 

 

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