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Thomas Cromwell

4 Extra Debut. Storyteller Derek Wilson chooses Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell. With Francine Stock. From November 2005.

Series of biographical discussions with Francine Stock. Author Derek Wilson, with the help of Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, champions the cause of the man who smashed the monasteries in the 1530s. Often portrayed as a cynical money-grabber, Cromwell ran the country for Henry VIII but lost his head after he hitched his King to the wrong wife.

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