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Renaissance and Reform in Tudor EnglandThe Careers of Sir Richard Morison$
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Tracey Sowerby

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199584635

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.001.0001

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The Politician

The Politician

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Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England

Tracey A. Sowerby (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines Morison's role in Tudor politics to 1550. It charts Morison's years in Thomas Cromwell's household and the range of activities he undertook on the vice‐gerent's behalf. One courtly activity in which Morison participated was writing poetry. His extant verse, which is of evangelical and political significance, is analysed. Morison also had a strong intellectual interest in English common law and suggested that it be codified in Latin; this proposal is considered in some detail. Morison's role as a member of the Privy Chamber of Henry VIII and Edward VI is examined, as is his position as an MP in several Henrician and Edwardian parliaments. The chapter also discusses Morison's political networks, in particular his strong connections to an evangelical group including Anthony Denny and Catherine Willoughby, which helped him to emerge in 1547 as an important figure in Edwardian politics.

Keywords:   politics, Thomas Cromwell, Privy Chamber, common law, parliament, poetry, evangelicals

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