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In Wolf Hall, what did Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More believe about who was or should be ruling England?

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The divergence in the views between Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell is emphasised through their different beliefs and opinions towards Henry's divorce of Katherine of Aragon and his marriage of Anne Boleyn. Thomas More, early on in the novel, clearly declares himself to be a Catholic who believes in papal supremacy and rejects the teachings of Luther. Thus is it that when Henry creates the Church of England and jettisons Catholicism he finds himself in an extremely exposed position, having already made a very clear stand...

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