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Thomas Wolsey

Religion (c. 1475 — 29-Nov-1530)


George Cavendish. The Life of Cardinal Wolsey. By George Cavendish, his Gentleman Usher.. London: C. Whittingham, for Harding, Triphook, and Lepard. 1825. (2 vols.) Original publication in 1626.

Mandell Creighton. Cardinal Wolsey. London: Macmillan. 1888. 226pp. Originally part of the Twelve English Statesmen Series, 1888, though reprinted many times independently of this.

Charles W. Ferguson. Naked to Mine Enemies: The Life of Cardinal Wolsey. Boston: Little, Brown. 1958. 543pp.

Richard Fiddes. The Life of Cardinal Wolsey. Barber. 1724. Folio. Seven plates plus two frontispiece engravings. Also a second edition in 1726 by J. Knapton.

John Galt. The Life and Administration of Cardinal Wolsey. T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1812. 268pp.

S. J. Gunn; P. G. Lindley (editors). Cardinal Wolsey: Church, State and Art. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 329pp.

J. A. Guy. The Cardinal's Court: The Impact of Thomas Wolsey in Star Chamber. Rowman And Littlefield. 1977. 191pp.

Peter Gwyn. The King's Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey. London: Barrie & Jenkins. 1990. 666pp.

George Howard. Wolsey: The Cardinal and His Times: Courtly, Political and Ecclesiastical. Sherwood, Jones, and Co.. 1824. 590pp.

A. F. Pollard. Wolsey. London: Longmans, Green and Co.. 1929. 393pp.

Jasper Godwin Ridley. Statesman and Saint: Cardinal Wolsey, Sir Thomas More, and the Politics of Henry VIII. New York: Viking Press. 1983. 338pp.

Neville Williams. The Cardinal and the Secretary: Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.. 1976. 278pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1577)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1125)

  7. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.15, pp.685-87)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.520)

  9. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.743)

  10. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.316)

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