29th November 1530 – Death of Cardinal Wolsey

| November 29, 2011

At around 8am on the 29th November 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey died at Leicester Abbey. He had left his home of Cawood Castle on the 6th November after the Earl of Northumberland and William Walsh had taken him into custody on the 4th November for high treason. Wolsey travelled from Cawood to Pontefract and Doncaster […]

The Cardinal and the Concubine

| September 30, 2009

Over the past few weeks, I have been considering Anne Boleyn’s relationships with those around her and today I want to look at her relationship with Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor and right-hand man. Anne Boleyn and the Boleyn faction are often credited with causing Wolsey’s downfall and subsequent death, and many are […]