Wolsey's Downfall

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  • Wolsey's Downfall - AUG 1529
    • Failure to resolve Great Matter 1527 - 1529
      • Papal Confirmation needed
        • Divorce relied on disproving original Papal confirmation
          • LEVITICUS
            • technicality
      • CofA opposition
        • CONNECTION TO C5
          • SACKING OF ROME
            • 1527 - cardinals reluctant to help
      • supposed to be secret & short
      • CATALYST!
    • Failure @ Foreign Policy
      • most courtiers were pro-spanish
      • French treaties  were unpopular
        • LEAGUE OF CAMBRAI
      • NEVER SUCCEED @ H8 AIM
    • ACTUAL DOWNFALL (OCT. 1529)
      • surrender land & Possesions to H8
      • expelled from all jobs & PRAEMUNIRE
        • EXCEPT ARCHBISHOP OF YORK BUT NO $
      • 1530 FOUND CORRESPONDING FRANCE & SPAIN
        • TREASON
    • Amicable Grant 1525
      • CAUSES
        • H8 wants to claim french crown due to BATTLE OF PAVIA
        • Wolsey had bad relations w/ Pariiament ('15 & '23)
          • $$ FOR FRENCH WAR ALREADY
            • went behind their back
      • OUTCOMES
        • REBELLION @ LEVENHAM
          • 10K PPL
        • h8 blamed him entirely for grant even though his idea too
      • NON PARLIAMENTARY TAX 'VOLUNTARY"
    • Provoked Long-term Noble Conspiracy (TRADITION)
      • Short Term Noble Anger (REVISION)
        • Failure to resolve Great Matter 1527 - 1529
          • Papal Confirmation needed
            • Divorce relied on disproving original Papal confirmation
              • LEVITICUS
                • technicality
          • CofA opposition
            • CONNECTION TO C5
              • SACKING OF ROME
                • 1527 - cardinals reluctant to help
          • supposed to be secret & short
          • CATALYST!
        • BOLEYN FACTION
        • Wolsey's absence = influence open
      • WOLSEY WAS SOCIAL CLIMBER
        • HUGE AMOUNTS OF WEALTH
          • unfair way (CLERICAL ABUSES)
          • Richest Man after H8
            • 2nd richest only had 10% of income
      • HUGE AMOUNTS OF WEALTH
        • unfair way (CLERICAL ABUSES)
        • Richest Man after H8
          • 2nd richest only had 10% of income
      • Protected by H8 until OCT
      • Politically isolated figure NO ALLIES
    • Contributed to Unpopularity of Gov't by 1529
      • ELTHAM ORDINANCES
      • Wolsey restricted access
      • STAR CHAMBER

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