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Cont
ext
of
Sour
ces
for
Wol
sey
Geor
ge
C avendi
sh
Household
servant
Wrot
e
biogr
a phy
30 years
aft
er
Wo l
se y'
s
d eat
h
Di
dn't
enter
household
unti
l
1523,
7 years
after

Wolsey
w as
ap poi
nted
Lord Chancel…

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Wol
sey'
s Pol
ici
es
Just
ice
Put
Star
C hamb er
at
centr
e
Anyone coul
d
bri
ng a case
before
Wo l
se y,

openi
ng up j
usti
ce t
o
peasants.
120
case s
a year
comp ared
w i
th
12 befor
e…

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Encl
osur
es
Nobles
fenced of
f
co mmo n l
and f
or own gai
n e.g.

sheep r
earing
Caused depopulat
ion and
pove r
ty
Wo l
sey l
aunched
enq ui
ry
151 7
Those br
ou ght
t
o court
ordered
to
rebuil
d houses…

Page 4

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Fi
nances
Repl
aced
fi
ft
een t
hs and
tenths
w i
th
a subsidy
whi
ch bett
er
refl
ected
the wealt
h of
taxpayers
Commissioners
assessed
w eal
th
w hi
lst

gr
aduated r
ates of
t
ax were est
abli
shed
w hi
ch
pl…

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Monopol
isat
ion
of
Pol
it
ical
Power
Parl
iament onl
y met
twice
and
Wo lsey
did
not
t
rust
i
ts
me mb ers,
bel
ievi
ng i
t
w as
a
potent
ial

sour
ce
of
tr
o ubl
e f
or gover
nme nt.
Only
used…

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Chur
ch
P ar
li
ame nt
session
1 515
dominated by
H unne Af
fair
which
fuell
ed
ant
i cl
eri
cali
sm in
L ondon.
Evidence of
di
ssati
sfacti
on convi
nce d
Wo lsey
P ar
li
ame nt
w as
not
a f
orce…

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Why
did
H enr
y l
ose
fai
th
in
Wol
sey?
Two main
reasons:
1)
Governme nt
became i
ncreasi
ngly
unpopul
ar 1527 29
one r
ea son
being
al
li
ance wi
th France




since
192 7.

Thi
s was unpopul
ar wi
th
the
nobil
it…

Page 8

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Ma
y 1527 ­ pl
ann ed
to use
p owers
a s
Legate
a
La t
ere t
o annul
the marri
age ,
but
opposit
ion
f
rom C at
he r
ine
stoppe d
it
.
Pope Cleme nt
VII
was
pri
son er
t
o Ch…

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t
o Art
hur
w as
not
consummated.
Adjour
ned.
Wolsey
had f
ail
ed .
9
O ct
ober
Wo lsey
char
ged
w i
t
h
praemunir
e.

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