Cardinal Wolsey Timeline and Biography

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Cardinal Wolsey Timeline and Biography
1473 - 1530

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Why was Cardinal Wolsey famous? Accomplishments and Achievements? Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was famous as the greatest statesman who served King Henry VIII. He fell from favour when he failed to secure a divorce for King Henry VIII from Katherine of Aragon to enable him to marry Anne Boleyn. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey built Hampton Court Palace which was later 'acquired' by the king.

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey Timeline and Biography
This short biography provides a fast snapshot of the life of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey:

  • Date of Birth: Born in 1473
  • Place of Birth : Ipswich, England
  • Date of Death: Died on 29 November 1530 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Parents: Father: Robert Wolsey of Ipswich (1438 1496)
    Mother: Joan
  • Family Connections: He rose from humble beginnings to the most powerful position in England

Cardinal Wolsey Timeline and Biography
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Cardinal Wolsey Timeline and Biography


1473 Thomas Wolsey was the son of Robert Wolsey and his wife Joan. His father is reported by various later sources as a butcher but this has never been verified
 

1580 He attended Ipswich School and Magdalen College School leaving for University when he was 14
 

1594 Attended Magdalen College, Oxford studying theology
 

1498 10 March 1498: Thomas was ordained a priest in Marlborough and became a personal chaplain to John Cardinal Morton, the Archbishop of Canterbury
 

1506 Thomas then became a personal chaplain to the governor of Calais where he met King Henry VII, the father of King Henry VIII
 

1507 Wolsey entered the service of King Henry VII as royal chaplain

1509 King Henry VII died on 21 April 1509 and his son King Henry VIII succeeds to the throne of England
 

1509 When Henry VIII became King Thomas Wolsey was appointed royal almoner and privy councillor
 

1513 Thomas Wolsey successfully organized an army for the invasion of France and accompanied King Henry VIII on his campaign

Katherine of Aragon successfully ruled as regent whilst Henry was campaigning in France

Battle of Flodden English victory over Scotland
 


1514 Thomas Wolsey was instrumental in concluding the the peace with France but this year saw the beginning of the wars with France and Scotland

Thomas Wolsey was made Bishop of Lincoln and then Archbishop of York
 


1515
 
Thomas Wolsey became a Cardinal and Lord Chancellor of England

1517 The Protestant Reformation begins when Martin Luther nails his "95 Theses" against the Catholic practice of selling indulgences, on the church door at Wittenberg

The end of the wars with France and Scotland
 


1518 Cardinal Wolsey was created papal legate

1520 The Field of Cloth of Gold - King Francois I of France meets King Henry VIII but fails to gain his support against the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. This was a diplomatic triumph for Cardinal Wolsey who had successfully organised the event
 

1522 England invades France

Anne Boleyn met and fell in love with Henry Percy a member of the Cardinal Wolsey retinue. The couple were betrothed but split up by Cardinal Wolsey on the orders of King Henry VIII. Anne Boleyn blamed Cardinal Wolsey and swore to take revenge on him
 


1523 England abandons attempted French invasion

Cardinal Wolsey was made Prince-Bishop of Durham
 


1526 King Henry VIII becomes totally obsessed Anne Boleyn with whom he falls madly in love
 

1527 "The King's Secret Matter" was no longer a secret. It became publicly known that Henry was seeking a divorce from Queen Katherine of Aragon and Henry looked to Cardinal Wolsey to achieve this

Cardinal Wolsey gained permission from the Pope to try the case in England. He presided at the trial with Cardinal Campeggio , who delayed the proceedings and finally adjourned the case to Rome
 


1529 King Henry VIII dismisses the Lord Chancellor Cardinal Wolsey for failing to obtain the Pope's consent to his divorce from Katherine of Aragon
 

1530 November: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was arrested on false charges of treason and died at Leicester on his way to London, some say of a broken heart
 

Cardinal Wolsey Timeline and Biography

Cardinal Wolsey Timeline and Biography
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