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Thomas Cromwell ­ Notes

In 1524, Cromwell was appointed at Gray's Inn. In 1525 he became
a Commissioner for the suppression of small monasteries and in
the late 1520s, he helped Wolsey dissolve 30 monasteries to raise
funds for Wolsey's grammar school in Ipswich (now known as
Ipswich School) and…

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which gave him the power as supreme judge in ecclesiastical
cases. It provided a single unifying institution over the two
provinces of the English Church (Canterbury and York).
In addition to his influence on English religious life, Cromwell
worked to modernize English government. He founded the Court
of Wards and…

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