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People/Characters: Thomas Wolsey

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Above All Others by G. Lawrence
Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton
Aubrey's Brief Lives by John Aubrey
The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret GeorgeArchbishop of York, 1471-1530
A Brief History of the English Reformation by Derek Wilson
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
A Brood of Vipers by Michael Clynes
The Cardinal and the Secretary: Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell by Neville Williams
Cardinal Wolsey by Mandell Creighton
Catherine of Aragon by Garrett Mattingly
Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII by Giles Tremlett
La cisma de Ingalaterra by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
The Divorce of Henry VIII: The Untold Story from Inside the Vatican by Catherine Fletcher
The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558 by J. D. Mackie
England in the Late Middle Ages by A. R. Myers
For the Love of Anne: Anne Boleyn's First Love by Margaret Brazear
The Gallows Murders by Michael Clynes
The Grail Murders by Michael Clynes
Henry VIII by J. J. Scarisbrick
Henry VIII by Jasper Ridley
Henry VIII by William Shakespeare
Henry VIII (Very Interesting People) by Eric Ives
Henry VIII and His Court by Neville Williams
Henry VIII: King and Court by Alison Weir
House of Treason: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Dynasty by Robert Hutchinson
In the Lion's Court: Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII by Derek WilsonArchbishop of York, 1471-1530
The King's Cardinal: Rise and Fall of Cardinal Wolsey by Peter Gwyn
The King's Confidante: The Story of the Daughter of Sir Thomas More (A Novel of the Tudors) by Jean PlaidyArchbishop of York, 1471-1530
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir
The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors by Desmond Seward
Life in Elizabethan England by A. H. Dodd
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt
Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir
Naked to Mine Enemies 1 by Charles W. Ferguson
Naked to Mine Enemies 2 by Charles W. Ferguson
Naked to Mine Enemies: The Life of Cardinal Wolsey by Charles W. Ferguson
The Poisoned Chalice by Michael Clynes
The Queen's Promise by Lyn Andrews
The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger
Rede me and be nott wrothe by Jerome Barlowe
The Relic Murders by Paul Doherty
The Secret Bride by Diane Haeger
The Serpent Garden by Judith Merkle Riley
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
Statesman and Saint by Jasper Ridley
Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister by Robert Hutchinson
Thomas Wolsey, Late Cardinal: His Life and Death by George Cavendish
The Tudor Age by James A. Williamson
Tudor: The Family Story by Leanda De Lisle
The Tudors: The Complete First Season by Alison MacLean
Two Early Tudor Lives: The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish; The Life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper by George Cavendish
War, taxation, and rebellion in early Tudor England : Henry VIII, Wolsey, and the Amicable Grant of 1525 by G. W. Bernard
When Knighthood Was in Flower by Edwin Caskoden
The White Rose Murders by Michael Clynes
Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn
Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelArchbishop of York, 1471-1530
Wolsey by Hilaire Belloc
You Wouldn't Want to be Married to Henry VIII!: A Husband You'd Rather Not Have by Fiona Macdonald
Young Henry: The Rise of Henry VIII by Robert Hutchinson

Character description

Thomas Wolsey (c. March 1473 – 29 November 1530; sometimes spelled Woolsey) was an English political figure and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King's almoner. Wolsey's affairs prospered, and by 1514 he had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state and extremely powerful within the Church. The highest political position he attained was Lord Chancellor, the King's chief adviser. In that position, he enjoyed great freedom and was often depicted as an alter rex (other king). He fell out of favour after failing to negotiate an annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and was stripped of his government titles. He retreated to York to fulfill his ecclesiastical duties as Archbishop of York, a position he nominally held but had neglected during his years in government. He was recalled to London to answer to charges of treason—a common charge used by Henry against ministers who fell out of favour—but died en route of natural causes. See also under Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York

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