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Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

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Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

  • Birth c.Mar 1473 Ipswich, Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England
  • Death 29 Nov 1530 Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England
  • Burial Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England
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  • Memorial ID 4511

English Statesman, Roman Catholic Cardinal. Cardinal Archbishop of York, and Lord Chancellor of England under Henry VIII from 1509 to 1530. Wolsey was chief advisor to Henry VIII and influenced both foreign and domestic policy, having more power than any other crown minister in English history. He is remembered as the builder of Hampton Court Palace in London. His downfall came after he failed to secure the annulment of the King's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which caused him to lose Henry's trust. Others then began the movement to separate the Church of England from papal authority in Rome. He was finally accused of treason and died on the way to London.

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  • Added: 10 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4511
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (c.Mar 1473–29 Nov 1530), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4511, citing Leicester Abbey, Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .