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. Thomas wolsey (c march 1473 - 29 november 1530 sometimes spelled woolsey or wulcy) was an english churchman , statesman and a cardinal of the roman catholic church. Thomas wolsey (c march 1473 - 29 november 1530 sometimes spelled woolsey or wulcy) was an english churchman, statesman and a cardinal of the catholic churchwhen henry viii became king of england in 1509, wolsey became the king's almoner.
On november 29, 1530, cardinal wolsey died while imprisoned for treason in showtimes' the tudors, they show the fallen man commit suicide, but in real life he supposedly died of natural causes. Thomas wolsey portrayed by sam neill first appearance in cold blood last appearance the death of wolsey biographical information status deceased committed suicide by slitting his throat also known as 'the butcher's son' (by norfolk and other enemies)cardinal wolseyhis majesty's first minister. Cardinal thomas wolsey was born in c1473 and died in november 1530 wolsey was henry viii's most important government minister who acquired much power which ended only after he failed to secure for henry a divorce from catherine of aragon.
King henry viii is giving audience to his courtiers, surrounded by his chief advisers, including cardinal wolsey among the guests who attend this impressive reception is anne boleyn, one of the young ladies-in-waiting to the queen. Thomas wolsey was the son of ipswich butcher like many men of humble origins in this period, he chose the church at the best route to personal advancement. Cardinal thomas wolsey was lord chancellor during the reign of henry viii, becoming a major figure in the king's administration. Hilary mantel was researching thomas cromwell for her new novel when she opened a biography of cardinal wolsey and fell in love with the haughty charmer at the 'golden centre' of henry viii's court. Cardinal, archbishop of york, b at ipswitch, the usually accepted date, 1471, being probably three or four years too early d at leicester abbey, 29 november, 1530his father, robert wulcy (or wolsey), was a man of substance, owning property in ipswich, but it is not known that he was a butcher as commonly reported.
Wolsey, thomas (c1472-1530)cardinal thomas wolsey, cardinal-minister to henry viii, dominated the political and ecclesiastical life of england from 1515 to 1529 his relatively modest origins (reputedly the son of an ipswich butcher) were not unusual for a senior cleric it was the contrast between his origins and life-style which drew notice. Wolsey definition, english cardinal and statesman see more. This account of thomas wolsey's fall from royal favor was written by the tudor chronicler edward hall wolsey was born c1473 and eventually held the titles cardinal-archbishop of york and lord chancellor he was famous at oxford university for taking his degree at the age of fifteen he was. Thomas, cardinal wolsey: thomas, cardinal wolsey, cardinal and statesman who dominated the government of england's king henry viii from 1515 to 1529 his unpopularity contributed, upon his downfall, to the anticlerical reaction that was a factor in the english reformation.
Thomas wolsey (or wulcy as he called himself), was born between 1471 and 1474 in ipswich, the son of a prosperous merchant fanciful legend has always maintained that wolsey was the son of a simple butcher, but there is no factual basis to bear this out butcher or not, his father robert could. Thomas wolsey (c march 1473  - 29 november 1530 sometimes spelled woolsey or wulcy) was an english churchman, statesman and a cardinal of the catholic churchwhen henry viii became king of england in 1509, wolsey became the king's almoner [2. Cardinal wolsey, archbishop of york, a roman catholic cardinal, henry viii's chancellor, trusted official, and friend, meets an untimely end in prison on his way to london after his arrest in york. Thomas wolsey was born in ipswich, suffolk, around 1475 his father, who is thought to have been a butcher, provided a good education and he went on to magdalen college, oxford wosley was.
Courtesy of the governing body of christ church, oxford (1475-1530) 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. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. The right honourable his eminence thomas wolsey archbishop of york, england.
Wolsey in history being the son of a butcher, though an honest position, would, by no means provide one with the training to become the leading man within the government of a powerful country. Cardinal wolsey: a students' guide - kindle edition by john guy download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading cardinal wolsey: a students' guide. Characterised as manipulative, power-hungry, and even an alter rex, henry viii's right-hand man cardinal thomas wolsey has been typically depicted with a body mass to rival his political weight. Read the essential details about cardinal thomas wolsey that includes images, quotations and the main facts of his life henry viii anne boleyn thomas cromwell key stage 3 history.