Was there a power struggle between Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell?

Various interpretations from historians about the power struggle between Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell over their influence on Henry VIII as his political advisor. A range of interpretations are shown about who held the power in this relationship.

Historian David Starkey argues that by 1536 their relationship had reached a crisis point and that Anne Boleyn used her personal chaplain as a mouthpiece to declare war on Cromwell.
Suzannah Lipscomb gives a different view. She argues the evidence has been manipulated to suggest that Anne opposed Cromwell, which she states is not accurate.

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