Editors. "Thomas Cromwell is appointed Vicar General". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Thomas Cromwell is appointed Vicar General, charged with the mission to hold visitations of religious houses in England and Wales, and assess their justification to remain open.