The fall of Cromwell and Henry's death

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What was Cromwell's greatest achievement?
Planning the legislation for the break with Rome. His survey and destruction of the monasteries show administrative speed and efficiency.
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What was Cromwell's main mistake?
Marrying Henry to Anne of Cleves. Enemies of Cromwell pounced at the chance to bring him down EG Duke of Norfolk
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When was Cromwell executed?
July 1540 on charges of treason
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Why was Cromwell so unpopular?
Because the noblemen considered themselves the natural rulers under the king. Seen as a self-made man in a world of hierarchy, which nearly everyone believed God had put them in their place- defying God's will.
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How did Cromwell's fall affect the King?
Had to tread a careful path between the conservative Catholic and reforming Protestant parties. 1546, decided the safest way to protect the succession and the royal supremacy was to give control of the Privy Council to Somerset and the Reformists.
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When did Henry VIII die?
January 1547
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What happened after Henry's death in terms of government and administration?
Edward was still a minor, needed a regency. The Conservatives and the Reformists competed for power.
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Who led the Conservative faction?
Thomas Howard (Duke of Norfolk) and Bishop Stephen Gardiner
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Who led the Reformist faction?
Edward Seymour (Earl of Hertford) and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
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What did the Conservatives favour?
Keeping the teachings and practices of the Church of England as traditional as possible. Believed king should seek advice from his leading nobles rather than from men of common birth
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What did the Reformers favour?
Religious reforms and a shift towards Protestantism.
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