For a long time she sat awake in the dark, unable to staunch the flow of tears.
He became a staunch Conservative, and, apart from his embassy to the emperor in 1524-1543, was mainly occupied during the last years of Henry's reign in brandishing the "whip with six strings."
Cromwell himself, however, remained throughout a staunch and constant upholder of religious toleration.
Politically, it is evident that he was a staunch supporter of the popular party.
It is in David's history that the clans of the south first attained prominence, and some of them are known to have been staunch upholders of a purer worship of Yahweh, or to have been associated with the introduction of religious institutions among the Israelites.