Editors. "Sir Thomas Wriothesley and Sir Ralph Sadler become principal secretaries". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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In England, the office of principal secretary, which had previously been held by Thomas Cromwell, is now divided between two men, in a system that, with minor alterations, is to last until 1782. The first holders of these posts are Sir Thomas Wriothesley and Sir Ralph Sadler.