In 1536 Richard Rich was described as as
"a man of low birth and small reputation, a subverter of the good laws of the realm, a maintainer
and inventor of heretics, and one who imposed taxes for his own advantage."
He is also famous for the part he played in the fall of Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell and John Fisher, but weren't they all playing a dangerous game too?
Yes, Richard Rich is on my list of detestable people, and yes he manipulated those around him and then stepped over their dead bodies to advance his career, but in the world of the Tudor's I wonder, what would you do?