If there's one name that'll get blood boiling in Ireland then it's got to be Thomas Cromwell. The ruthless commoner rose up the ranks to become Henry VIII's Chief Minister, and is the ban behind the annulment of the King's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. He wanted to reform the Church, and in aiming to do so he destroyed anything that got in his way, be it institution or human. Professor Diarmaid McCulloch wants to talk about a different side of the man tonight though, and argues that he laid the foundations for the modern British democratic process...