Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/2/2013

Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Wolsey (c. March 1473[1] – 29 November 1530; sometimes spelled Woolsey) was an English political figure and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. When Henry VIII became king of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King’s almoner.Wolsey’s affairs prospered, and by 1514 he was the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state and extremely powerful within the Church. The highest political position he attained was Lord Chancellor, the King’s chief adviser. In that position, he enjoyed great freedom, and was often depicted as an alter rex (other king). for more click here

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