Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

Cardinal Thomas WolseyProfile

Archbishop of York. As Lord Chancellor of England his foreign policy included an alliance with France, but later he advocated the neutrality of England. He incurred the jealousy of the nobility by his power, provoked the hostility of the people by his financial exactions and the enmity of all by his extravagant pomp, and when he opposed Anne Boleyn’s marriage to Henry VIII, his downfall was complete. He was charged with high treason, and died in disgrace. He founded Christ Church College, Oxford.

Born

Died

  • 1530 at Leicester Abbey

MLA Citation

  • “Cardinal Thomas Wolsey”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 January 2019. Web. 30 March 2020. <>