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:

Miu said...

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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interesting!
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Ramakrishnan said...

Interesting !

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

Did the King kill Cromwell because of it?

Christine said...

Wow politics and power struggles.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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

Adam said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

absolutely interest but you know how the kings are!

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Bob Bushell said...

The way of an Englishness, it is vile.

FilipBlog said...

Looks like a man full of anger.

Greetings,
Filip

Pat Hatt said...

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

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

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

Lucy said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Always an interesting history lesson on your blog!

jaybird said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that!
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Dascha said...

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

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Theresa Mahoney said...

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.