Thomas Cromwell with Author Caroline Angus

For years you have been asking me to do a podcast about Thomas Cromwell. Even though I had read quite a bit about his life, I had never felt like I could do his story the justice it deserved. Today is the day.

My guest today is author Caroline Angus. Caroline is one of the leading authorities on Thomas Cromwell. Her research on him has been so extensive that she has published a trilogy called The Queenmaker Series. Today, Caroline will help us better understand Thomas Cromwell.

I’m Rebecca Larson, host of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast and owner of Telling the stories of those who lived centuries before us is what I enjoy doing most.  Whether it be a show on one subject or an interview with an author/historian, I’ll bring you the tales of 16th century England.

Before I get started today, I need to take a minute to thank the folks who became new patrons during the break: Hanane S and Melissa A – thank you so much for your support – your support and the support of all my patrons who have meant the world to me. It’s support like yours that encourages me to keep you entertained and informed. At the beginning of the next season (September 2020), I will be changing the layout of my show. I want to continue with interviews but I also want to go back to my roots and talk about one subject. I also want to add other segments. Keeping in mind that the overall show length with be longer… what other things would you like me to inform you of or entertain you with? This day in history? Book recommendations? Other ideas? My patrons will be allowed to vote on what they’d like to see added, and then I’ll do just that. Actually sounds like a wonderful challenge and I can’t wait to see what happens. 

If you’d like to cast your vote and aren’t a patron? Well, you can go to and click become a patron…then go cast your vote! You, along with all my other patrons have the opportunity to control one of the segments of my show in 2020. A full list of patrons can be found at 

Painted as an evil-mastermind, Thomas Cromwell’s reputation, like Thomas Seymour’s has not done them any favors. Yet, authors like Hilary Mantel have returned him to his human form. Thomas Cromwell, the man. Let’s chat with Caroline Angus about the man, the myth, the legend….Thomas Cromwell.  

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Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Caroline Angus

Produced by: Rebecca Larson

Imaging by: Troy Larson

Music Credits: Music from“Folk Round” by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (

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