Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Wolsey
1471 - 1530
Thomas Wolsey  English Religion

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First Name Thomas
Last Name Wolsey
Full Name at Birth Thomas Wolsey
Alternative Name Cardinal Wolsey, Lord High Chancellor of England, Cardinal, Archbishop of York Primate of England, The Other King, His Grand Eminence The Right Honourable, Bishop of Lincoln, Administrator of Bath and Wells, Administrator of Durham, Administrator of Winchester
Birthday 28th February, 1471
Birthplace Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Died 29th November, 1530
Place of Death Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Buried Leicester Abbey, Leicestershire, England
Build Large
Hair Color Grey
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
High School Ipswich School, Suffolk, England, Magdalen College School
University Magdalen College, Oxford (theology)
Occupation Text English archbishop, statesman and a cardinal of the Catholic Church
Occupation Religion

Thomas Wolsey (c. March 1473 – 29 November 1530) was an English archbishop, statesman and a cardinal of the 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 had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state. He also held important ecclesiastical appointments. These included the Archbishopric of York – the second most important role in the English church – and acting as Papal legate. His appointment as a cardinal by Pope Leo X in 1515 gave him precedence over all other English clergy.

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