Editors. "Thomas Cromwell is appointed Lord Privy Seal". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Thomas Cromwell is appointed Lord Privy Seal. He takes the title in succession to the Anne Boleyn's father, the Earl of Wiltshire, who now leaves court in disgrace, dying in 1539.