Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous - or notorious - figures in English history. Born in obscurity in Putney, he became a fixer for Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s and remained intensely loyal to his memory even when Wolsey had fallen for failing to solve Henry VIII's 'Great Matter' - lack of a male heir and efforts to repudiate his wife Katherine of Aragon. Henry too appreciated Cromwell's talent and promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, such that in the 1530s he was effectively running the country for the King.
The leading book on the short, radically Protestant reign of Edward VI, reissued for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
All Things Made New shows MacCulloch at his best - learned, far-seeing, sometimes subversive, and often witty.
Silence shows the history of Christianity in a fresh and fascinating new light.