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Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, ca. 1485–1540. Chief minister of Henry VIII from 1534 to 1540, and a strong and powerful proponent of the English Reformation. Executed on 28th July 1540 after Henry's marriage to Anna of Cleves failed.
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BMC M6792Thomas Cromwell, AR medallion, 1538. 51 mm. IMAGO D THOMÆ CRVMVELLI REG' SECRET' AN° 38, bust of Thomas Cromwell left, wearing cap and gown trimmed with fur. / HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, armorial shield of Cromwell: two coats quarterly, within the Garter. BMC M6792; Hawkins Medallic Illustrations I, 32.TextImage