Person    | Male  Born 1485  Died 28/7/1540

Thomas Cromwell

Born Putney. Executed on Tower Hill by order of Henry VIII, while Henry married Katherine Howard, wife number 5.

Oliver Cromwell is descended from one of Thomas's sisters, whose husband changed his name to Cromwell.

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Thomas Cromwell

Commemorated atInformation

Drapers' Hall

Drapers' Hall On this site, once part of the Augustine Priory, Thomas Cromwel...

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Imperial Hotel - statue 01 - Cromwell

The fur collar, the cap . . . Surely this statue is the man in the Cromwell p...

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Imperial Hotel - statue 12 - Cromwell

The fur collar, the cap . . . Surely this statue is the man in the Cromwell p...

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Thomas Cromwell - SW15

The plaque fails to explain why it is on this particular spot.  Cromwell's fa...

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Tower Hill Martyrs - list

{5 plaques, in total listing 27 names, each with their year of death, the fir...

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Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sir Thomas Wyatt

Born near Maidstone, son of the poet of the same name.  Opposed the marriage of Queen Mary to Phillip of Spain, he marched on London in 1554 with 4,000 men of Kent but, failing, on 6 February, to g...

Person, Armed Forces, Execution

1 memorial
Henry Courtenay, Earl of Devon

Henry Courtenay, Earl of Devon

Grandson of King Edward IV. 1st Marquess of Exeter.  Accused of Catholic loyalties when this was not in favour.  Executed by decapitation with a sword on Tower Hill.  We have taken his dates from t...

Person, Execution, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Stratford Martyrs

Stratford Martyrs

The church website has done a very thorough job on the history not just of the memorial but the church and the area so we quote them here on the background to the martyrs: "In 1553 Queen Mary Tudor...

Group, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester

John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester

Born Yorkshire.  Opposed Henry VIII's self-appointment as head of the Church of England.  Result: decapitation on Tower Hill.

Person, Execution, Politics & Administration, Religion

2 memorials
Robert Salte

Robert Salte

Lay brother at London Charterhouse. Taken Taken to Newgate Prison, chained and left to starve to death.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial