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Wolsey, Thomas (1470/1471-1530), royal minister, archbishop of York, and cardinal

Sybil Jack

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780192802903
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
Wolsey, Thomas (1470/1471-1530), royal minister, archbishop of York, and cardinal

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Early life | The rise to power | Revenues | Taste and magnificence | Managing the church | Learning and heresy | Foreign affairs, 1511-1518 | Royal minister | Relations with the nobility | Central and local government | Law and justice | Dealings with Habsburgs and Valois, 1519-1525 | Financial problems, 1525-1526 | The king's Great Matter, 1527 | Struggling to stay afloat, 1528 | Falling like Lucifer, 1528-1529 | Last struggles and death, 1529-1530 | Verdicts of posterity | The man and the minister

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