Friday, 31 May 2013

The Thomas Cromwell reappraisal continues; see clip with renowned Tudor expert, Cranmer (and soon to be Cromwell) biographer Professor MacCulloch.  Key quote:

But Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch knows where he stands: for him Cromwell is a maligned giant, “a visionary who helped lay the foundations of the modern British state”, and MacCulloch lays his case out brilliantly in a thoughtful gem of a programme. 

Friday, 24 May 2013

Thomas Cromwell -- the reappraisal continues!

In this new documentary on Henry VIII's adviser, "Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch reveals another side to Cromwell. He argues that Cromwell was a principled and pioneering statesman, an idealist and a revolutionary, whose radical evangelism laid the foundations for the modern British state."

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Woodcut from 1525 Tyndale WT.
Splendid woodcut from the 1525 New Testament.