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Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

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Cardinal Thomas Wolsey Famous memorial

Birth
Ipswich, Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England
Death
29 Nov 1530 (aged 57)
Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England
Burial
Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England GPS-Latitude: 52.6491165, Longitude: -1.136286
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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.
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.

Bio by: Vincent Astor


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CARDINAL
WOLSEY
OBIT A.D. 1530
GIVE HIM A LITTLE EARTH
FOR CHARITY



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  • Added: Feb 9, 1999
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4511/thomas-wolsey: accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (c.Mar 1473–29 Nov 1530), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4511, citing Leicester Abbey, Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.