Posted By Claire on March 17, 2021
Here is the latest video in my series answering questions from viewers of the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel.
Thank you so much to Emilie and super cute Nathaniel the dog for asking about the real relationship between Thomas Cromwell and his master, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
Were the two men as close as they were shown in Wolf Hall?
How did Cromwell feel about Wolsey’s fall?
I answer these questions and also explain the history behind a scene in Hilary Mantel’s second novel in the series, Bring Up the Bodies, in which Cromwell vows revenge on those involved in Wolsey’s fall and in mocking him.
Here are links to read Cavendish’s two volume biography of Wolsey:
Volume 1 – https://archive.org/details/lifecardinalwol01presgoog/
Volume 2 – https://archive.org/details/dli.granth.37226