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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Thomas Cardinal Wolsey
When Sir Richard died in 1507, Wolsey became one of the court chaplains, and was befriended by the influential Bishop of Winchester, Richard Fox.
At this time the pope was endeavouring to raise a crusade against the Turks, and Wolsey adroitly succeeded in effecting a universal peace to which the pope and emperor as well as Francis and Charles were parties.
The new pope, Adrian VI, died on 14 Sept., 1523, and again Wolsey was a candidate for the papacy.
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  Thomas Wolsey - LoveToKnow 1911
Thomas was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford; but the details of his university career are doubtful owing to the defectiveness of the university and college registers.
Wolsey's assistance helped Charles V. to that position of predominance which was strikingly illustrated by the defeat and capture of Francis I. at Pavia in 1525; and the balance of power upon which England's influence rested was destroyed.
An inscription on a contemporary portrait of Wolsey at Arras calls him the author of the divorce, and Roman Catholic historians from Sanders downwards have generally adopted the view that Wolsey advocated this measure merely as a means to break England's alliance with Spain and confirm its alliance with France.
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 England Under The Tudors: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (1473?-1530)
THOMAS, CARDINAL WOLSEY was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, possibly in 1473.
Wolsey arranged the breaking of Princess Mary's betrothal to the French Dauphin, and in the spring of 1521 Charles proposed to marry her, to the great happiness of the Queen.
Wolsey suggested that he be sent to France to convince King Francis to use his influence to persuade the Pope to extend Wolsey's authority, in order that Wolsey could judge on the case.
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 Thomas Wolsey - Encyclopedia.com
Thomas Wolsey, 1473?-1530, English statesman and prelate, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Upon the accession of Henry VIII in 1509, Wolsey was appointed royal almoner and privy councilor.
Wolsey's enemies at court, jealous of his power over the king, used the divorce of Katharine of Aragón as a means to bring about his ruin.
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 Thomas Cardinal Wolsey at AllExperts
Wolsey, aware of the diplomatic complexities and facing a physical threat to his own life should he grant the annulment himself, the case being that the Pope was reluctant to grant the annulment, was slow in arranging the request.
Wolsey knew the risks of climbing the political ladder, and when the king expressed his enthusiasm about an invasion of France, and despite moral and economic reservations, Wolsey was able to adapt to the king's mindset and exploit the war as much to his own benefit as possible.
Wolsey effectively used his position in the church for his own ends, such as awarding bishoprics to those Wolsey sought to keep loyal to the crown, illustrated by the appointment of Cardinal Campeggio to Bishop of Salisbury, in 1524, as a means of securing Campeggio's role as papal curia for England.
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 Thomas Wolsey
It was a bold policy for Wolsey, for, having incurred the jealousy of the nobility by his power, he had aroused the hostility of the people by financial exactions, and he provoked the enmity of all by the extravagant pomp with which he surrounded himself on all his public appearances.
Wolsey did not wish Henry to marry Anne, but he was not averse to ridding himself of Katherine's adverse political influence, for her sympathy with her nephew the emperor caused her to dislike Wolsey's French policy.
As she could count on the sympathy of both pope and emperor the king despatched Wolsey to persuade the French king to bring sufficient pressure to bear on the pope to counteract the influence of Charles.
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 Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey biography
Thomas Wolsey (or "Wulcy" as he called himself), was born between 1471 and 1474 in Ipswich, the son of a prosperous merchant.
Wolsey's greatest contributions came as Master of the Rolls, in which post he initiated reforms which greatly eased the beaurocratic functioning of the court administration.
Wolsey could now afford to indulge his love of pomp and lavish living; he maintained a huge household, and lived with a great show of expense.
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 Thomas Wolsey
The election of Charles V as emperor in 1519 brought the rivalry between him and Francis I to a head, and Wolsey was mainly responsible for the attitude adopted by the English government.
Charles, however, paid Wolsey the sincere compliment of thinking that he would not be sufficiently subservient on the papal throne; while he wrote letters in Wolsey's favor, he took care that they should not reach their destination in time; and Wolsey failed to secure election both in 1521 and 1524.
The control of the papacy by Charles V, moreover, made it impossible for Wolsey to succeed in his efforts to obtain from Pope Clement VII the divorce which Henry VIII was seeking from Charles V's aunt, Catherine of Aragon.
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 BBC - History - Thomas Wolsey (c.1475-1530)
Wolsey was a cardinal and statesman, Henry VIII's lord chancellor and one of the last churchmen to play a dominant role in English political life.
Wolsey's finest hour was arranging the Field of the Cloth of Gold, the Tudor equivalent of a summit meeting, which he devised for Henry to meet the Francis I, king of France.
Wolsey was unable to accomplish this, partly because Catherine's nephew, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, dominated the pope at the time.
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 Thomas Wolsey Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Thomas Wolsey was born in Ipswich, where his father, Robert, was a butcher and dealer in meat.
Wolsey rapidly accumulated additional positions in the Church: he became dean of Lincoln in 1509, a canon of Windsor in 1511, bishop of Lincoln in 1514, and archbishop of York later that year.
In 1518 Wolsey negotiated an alliance between England and France, to be cemented by the marriage of Henry VIII's daughter Mary to the French Dauphin.
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 Thomas WOLSEY (Cardinal)
Wolsey was present through Henry's successful campaign, and at the King's request the Pope named him Bishop of Tournay; but he never obtained possession and later on surrendered his claim to the bishopric for an annual pension.
Wolsey did not wish Henry to marry Anne, but he was not averse to ridding himself of Catalina's adverse political influence, for her sympathy with her nephew the Emperor caused her to dislike Wolsey's French policy.
Thomas Wynter may have held the manor of Saunderton in Buckinghamshire as a tenant at the Dissolution of the Abbeys in 1537.
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 ::Cardinal Wolsey::
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was born in c1473 and died in November 1530.
Wolsey received support at court from William Warham who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1503 to 1532 and Chancellor from 1504 to 1515.
Wolsey’s fall from grace was over his inability to persuade the pope that Henry should have a divorce from Catherine of Aragon.
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 "The Real Ruler of England" - Discuss this verdict of Thomas Wolsey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When A. Pollard described Wolsey's position as "greater than that of a Prime-Minister today" and that "It was the King and the King alone who kept England on the course he had mapped out[13]" he was both right and wrong.
Wolsey's role possessed with it, without a doubt, the greatest amount of power a non-sovereign has possessed in history, and it would be wrong to believe that he had no influence on the King's aims.
Wolsey was an advisor to the King and no doubt influenced many decisions in his years as chancellor, however Henry was, at all times, King and ruler of England.
www.studentcentral.co.uk /real_ruler_england_-_discuss_this_verdict_thomas_4899   (367 words)

 channel4.com - Monarchy - Thomas Wolsey - text only
From 1513 to 1529, the domestic and foreign policy of the young Henry VIII was virtually controlled by Thomas Wolsey, a butcher's son from Ipswich who had risen from nothing by sheer intelligence, energy and ambition.
But Wolsey had risen only because he was able to deliver what Henry yearned for – glory and war – and he would survive only if he could continue to deliver what Henry wanted.
However, the Holy Roman emperor – and Catherine's nephew – Charles V had the pope under siege in Rome, and Wolsey, for all his cleverness and confidence, was unable to persuade the pontiff to agree to the annulment.
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 Primary Sources: The fall of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, 1530
Wolsey was born c1473 and eventually held the titles Cardinal-Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor.
Wolsey subsequently became the king's chief minister from 1515 to 1529.
You have heard under the last year how the cardinal of York [Wolsey] was attainted in praemunire, and despite that the king had given him the bishoprics of York and Winchester, with great possessions, and had licensed him to live in his diocese of York.
englishhistory.net /tudor/priwols1.html   (883 words)

 Thomas Wolsey — FactMonster.com
Thomas Wolsey: Early Career - Early Career Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, Wolsey served for a while as master of the...
Thomas Wolsey: Chancellorship - Chancellorship From 1514 to 1529 Wolsey virtually controlled domestic and foreign policy for the...
Thomas Wolsey: Bibliography - Bibliography The classic biography by G. Cavendish was first published in 1641.
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 Thomas Wolsey : The Twickenham Museum
Thomas Wolsey was the son of an Ipswich butcher and cattle dealer.
Wolsey joined the English church and was seen as a keen and intelligent worker.
Wolsey spent lavishly and built palaces at York House (Whitehall) and Hampton Court.
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 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
During the early years of Henry VIII's reign, Cardinal Wolsey shaped England's policy abroad and was the leading figure in both church and state at home.
But Wolsey's greed, arrogance, and insatiable lust for power outweighed his many great qualities, and the sumptuous edifice to his grandeur was built on sand.
Wolsey had reluctantly made himself responsible for the success of Henry's appeal to Rome for an annulment of the king's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
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 Welcome to Thomas Wolsey School's Web Site
Saturday 14th July saw students from Thomas Wolsey given VIP treatment as they graduated through the Ipswich Town Playing for Success Scheme.
The Outreach Project now has a separate site from the main Thomas Wolsey site, we have now change most of the links so they now will redirect you to the new site.
We have decided to keep the old tutorials that were in the Outreach section, these can now be found at: www.thomaswolsey.com/tutorials these will be updated and new ones will be added by myself and our ICT Technician.
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 THOMAS WOLSEY (c. 1475... - Online Information article about THOMAS WOLSEY (c. 1475...
head, and Wolsey was mainly responsible for the attitude adopted by the English government.
throne; while he wrote letters in Wolsey's favour, he took care that they should not reach their destination in time; and Wolsey failed to secure election both in 1521 and 1524.
Peace was made in 1529 between the two rivals without England being consulted, and her influence at Wolsey's fall was less than it had been at his accession to power.
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 Thomas Wolsey School
At Thomas Wolsey we provide a rich, stimulating, and rewarding environment in which pupils and students flourish and develop.
Thomas Wolsey's Outreach Project was started in the summer of 2000 to support the successful inclusion of children with difficulties into mainstream schools.
All the staff at Thomas Wolsey School make an ongoing commitment to working with children with complex physical and educational needs and are skilled in providing a rich educational setting in which everyone can learn together.
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 Thomas Wolsey
Thomas Wolsey was born in Ipswich in 1471.
Wolsey was rewarded for this work by being granted some of the main posts in the church.
Wolsey failed to persuade the Pope to agree to the divorce.
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 Thomas Wolsey (1475?-1530), Cardinal and statesman
Wolsey was a butcher's son from Ipswich who rose to become Henry VIII's most powerful minister in the early part of his reign.
He was a talented statesmen who was created a Cardinal by Pope Leo X in 1515 and was made Lord Chancellor by Henry the same year.
Wolsey promoted the King's ambitious foreign policy, but fell from favour when he failed to obtain Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon.
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 Thomas Cardinal Wolsey Summary
Wolsey was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and then headed the Magdalen College School before becoming a personal chaplain, first to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and then to the governor of Calais where he met Henry VII.
One of the world's oldest textile manufacturers Wolsey, which was established in 1755, is named after Cardinal Wolsey - the connections being the location of the factory near his burial place at Leicester Abbey and a pun based on their products being largely based on wool.
The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey, by George Cavendish (gentleman usher to Thomas Wolsey)
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 Thomas Wolsey: Chancellorship — Infoplease.com
The cardinal was twice a candidate for the papacy, but the thesis that his diplomacy was shaped largely by his ambition to become pope has been seriously questioned.
Internally, Wolsey centralized the administration and extended the jurisdiction of the conciliar courts, particularly the
The rise and fall of Thomas Wolsey: Russel Tarr considers key issues from the life of the famous cardinal.
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 Amazon.com: "Thomas Wolsey": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We have need of men such as Thomas Wolsey." Surrey's lips were tightly pressed together and the veins in his temples stood out.
Then in 1512 Thomas Wolsey, the first of Henry VIII's two great ministers, emerged to dominate the Tudor political scene.
Chapter 2 THOMAS WOLSEY'S HAMPTON COURT FOR MANY, THE SPRAWFLING MASS of building that Hampton Court Palace is today is exclusively associated with Thomas,...
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 Thomas Wolsey - Early Modern British History - History AS and A2 Level - www.SchoolHistory.co.uk
From the History Channel, not to copy, rather to help evaluate Wolsey's time in power.
Overview of Thomas Wolsey explaining how "England was too narrow a field for his vast ambition".
Primary source account describing the death of Thomas Wolsey at Leicester in 1530.
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 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
The son of a butcher, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey became one of the most influential men in Europe.
Wolsey's diplomatic failure, combined with Anne Boleyn's suspicion of his loyalty, landed him in the Tower of London, where he died before he could be executed.
His fate would set the pattern for a succession of court officials, wives, gentry and commoners who were removed when they disappointed Henry.
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