Richard Rex

Richard Rex is Reader in Reformation History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge.

His particular specialism is in the history of the kingdom and church of England under Henry VIII, and his research and teaching interests include the Reformation in both England and Europe, Tudor history, and the Lollards.



The Two Thomases: A Tudor travesty in three acts
8 Jul 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: English Reformation, Hillary Mantel, Thomas Cromwell, Thomas More, Tudor history
Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell swap characters in Hillary Mantel's novels. Why?


Martin Luther’s three grand protests
23 Oct 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Martin Luther, Protestant Reformation
Remarkably, there is no proof that the father of the Protestant Reformation nailed his theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg.


Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell: a Tudor makeover
23 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, Hilary Mantel, Tudor England
To make Thomas Cromwell a hero, you have to turn him into Thomas More.


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