Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fact of the Day: Cromwell Drama

Thomas Cromwell was King Henry VIII's chief minister, but he became an enemy of the King after he arranged Henry's marriage to the German princess Anne of Cleves. The marriage did not last, and Cromwell saw an early demise because of it. Ironically for the royal family, his great-great-great nephew Oliver Cromwell abolished the monarchy until Charles II became King after Oliver's son Richard lost power. 

22 comments:

  1. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that about your dentist appointment!

    But I love how history is evolving sometimes :D

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  2. :D :D :D

    Many kisses,

    Nicole

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  3. Did the King kill Cromwell because of it?

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    1. pretty much, then regretted it and tried to blame it on someone else.

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  4. Wow politics and power struggles.

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  5. I was obsessed with Oliver Cromwell when I was a kid. Yeah, that's how big a history nerd I was, LOL!

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  6. never do dirty business for kings... that is my motto

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  7. I know very well this character; I have seen the Tudors, the series. Kisses:)

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  8. absolutely interest but you know how the kings are!

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  10. The way of an Englishness, it is vile.

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  11. Looks like a man full of anger.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. He looks ticked off, I'd be too if the king was going to kill me though

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  13. It stinks that he was blamed for their bad marriage but I guess his descendant got some justice for him in the end.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  14. I din't knew that... Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  15. Always an interesting history lesson on your blog!

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  16. Love to hear these little history lessons. You always keep it interesting Adam!!

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  17. Hm, that's interesting! You always suprise
    me with these facts :)

    xoxo
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  18. The king was a real jerk. Maybe he should have looked in the mirror if he wanted to blame someone for his marriage falling apart.

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