Publisher description for Policy and police; the enforcement of the Reformation in the age of Thomas Cromwell [by] G. R. Elton.


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G. R. Elton’s Policy and Police, first published in 1972, has since acquired classic status in the literature on the government of sixteenth-century England. The book examines what actually happened during Henry VIII’s break with Rome, the widespread resistance which necessitated constant vigilance on the part of the government, and the role of Thomas Cromwell, whose surviving correspondence permits a detailed insight both into the purposes of government and the manner in which it was experienced by the people.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1509-1547.
Henry -- VIII, -- King of England, -- 1491-1547 -- Relations with cabinet officers.
Cromwell, Thomas, -- Earl of Essex, -- 1485?-1540.
England -- Church history -- 16th century.
Reformation -- England.
Treason -- England.