29 November 1530 – Cardinal Thomas Wolsey Dies

Cardinal WolseyAt around 8am on the 29th November 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey died at the Abbey of St Mary de Pratis, Leicester. He had stopped at the abbey while on his way from his home, Cawood Castle in Yorkshire, to London to face charges of high treason.

Wolsey’s famous last words were “I se the matter ayenst me howe it is framed, But if I had served god as dyligently as I have don the kyng he wold not have geven me over in my grey heares.” He was laid to rest at the abbey.

You can read more about his last days in my article 29 November 1530 – The Death of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey at Leicester Abbey and click here to read about his life and career.

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