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date: 20 October 2019

Cromwell, Thomas (c. 1485–1540), 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

Earl of Essex. After an adventurous and probably ill-spent early life, he returned to England from the Continent, where he may have served in the French army in Italy, and took up his father's trade as a cloth-dresser. For some time he seems to have combined this with legal work. Through the latter he gained the favour of ... ...

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