This article gives a brief survey of his reputation through the ages, and is taken from the members only podcasts on thomas wolsey if you want. Thomas wolsey the english statesman and prelate thomas wolsey (ca 1475- 1530) was virtual ruler of england as chief minister to henry viii  he fell from . English statesman, roman catholic cardinal cardinal archbishop of york, and lord chancellor of england under henry viii from 1509 to 1530 wolsey was. Thomas wolsey (c march 1473 – 29 november 1530) was an english political figure and a cardinal of the roman catholic church when henry viii became.
On this day in history, 29th november 1530, cardinal thomas wolsey died at leicester abbey (the abbey of st mary de pratis) in his late 50s. Act, scene, line (click to see in context), speech text 1 i,1,174 the duke of buckingham's surveyor, ha where's his examination 2 i,1,177 is he in person . Thomas wolsey was the last, and perhaps the most powerful, of the great mediaeval prelates to hold high office in englandhe was famous for.
Thomas wolsey was born into humble beginnings in ipswich in the 1470s using his prodigious intellect, he excelled at university and rose to become henry. A biography of the life and career of thomas, cardinal wolsey, chief aide to henry viii of england. Thomas cardinal wolsey 10 sep 1515, 446, elevated to cardinal thomas cardinal wolsey (born 1471, died 29 nov 1530 ) archbishop of york.
Characterised as manipulative, power-hungry, and even an alter rex, henry viii's right-hand man cardinal thomas wolsey has been typically. Cardinal wolsey acquired great power during the reign of henry viii wolsey's power extended to both legal and religious issues and effectively gave wolsey the. Biography of cardinal wolsey, one of the chief advisors to henry viii, key figure in procuring henry's divorce from catherine of aragon.
Read the essential details about cardinal thomas wolsey that includes images, quotations and the main facts of his life henry viii. Wolsey, thomas (1475-1530), english statesman and cardinal, who was among the last great clergymen to dominate political life in england. Philip mould &co have recently added to their website an intriguing portrait of cardinal thomas wolsey, archbishop of york and henry viii's. This account of thomas wolsey's fall from royal favor was written by the tudor chronicler edward hall wolsey was born c1473 and eventually held the titles.
Thomas wolsey was england's leading statesman, churchman and patron of the arts for a period of over fourteen years in that time england played a greater. Thomas wolsey was an english churchman, statesman and a cardinal of the catholic church when henry viii became king of england in 1509, wolsey. Worth looking for this if you visit ipswich because the thomas wolsey pub is close by and worth a visit on its own, good old fashioned pub a nice general.