Editors. "Thomas Cromwell is created Earl of Essex". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, is created Earl of Essex, shortly in advance of his imminent downfall.
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