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Wolsey

[woo l-zee] /ˈwʊl zi/
noun
1.
Thomas, 1475?–1530, English cardinal and statesman.
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  • To still the tempest Wolsey had only one resource left: this was to render Clement favourable to his master's designs.

  • Henry and Wolsey had the good sense to act on this sound advice.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • In his last years Henry had surrounded himself by ministers less notable and less capable than Wolsey or Cromwell.

    A History of England Charles Oman
  • For ten years Henry had reigned while first his council, and then Wolsey, governed.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Did he, for example, direct Wolsey or did Wolsey (as is the common view) in reality lead his King while appearing to follow him.

  • The Emperor's triumph was, indeed, as fatal to the Papacy as it was to Wolsey.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Wolsey also had narrowly escaped with his life, after repeated attacks.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • Wolsey was carefully excluded from all share in the negotiations.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • But these expressions were few, for, though tottering, Wolsey was yet too formidable to be insulted with impunity.

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Had he died when Wolsey fell, what would have been his place in history?

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for Wolsey

Wolsey

/ˈwʊlzɪ/
noun
1.
Thomas. ?1475–1530, English cardinal and statesman; archbishop of York (1514–30); lord chancellor (1515–29). He dominated Henry VIII's foreign and domestic policies but his failure to obtain papal consent for the annulment of the king's marriage to Catherine of Aragon led to his arrest for high treason (1530); he died on the journey to face trial
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