Friday, January 23, 2015

Thomas Cromwell was the Islamic State of his day

Forget Wolf Hall: this pathologically ambitious "ruffian" sent hundreds to the chopping block and destroyed England's religious and artistic heritage.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Tawser said...

I read the book Wolf Hall and found it frankly perverse. Cromwell threw thousands of monks and nuns into the streets. He destroyed a thousand year old civilization and wrecked the only form of social welfare system available to the poor of his time. Attempting to portray him as an enlightened reformer is preposterous. He is easily one of the most loathsome figures in English history. I love costume dramas but I believe I will give this one a miss.