Did the Nobles conspire against him?
There are two main views:
Traditional View- Wolsey= unpopular- royal favourite
Nobilities took revenge on Wolsey during the divorce crisis
long term conspiracy built up through Wolsey's rise to greatness
Revisionist View- Wolsey did not deliberatly antagonise the nobility
Short term opportunist faction led by Duke of Suffolk and Norfolk
The Role of Anne Boleyn
Wolsey had been broken up Anne's relationship with Henry Percy, so that she was free for Henry himself
Probably unlikely she had much to do with his fall- until late on in the negociations, Anne would have considered Wolsey as a positive influence on proceedings
As long as Wolsey had Henry's trust, it was pointless conspiring against him
Why does Henry lose faith in Wolsey?
Amicable Grant failure
Anglo- french alliance, late 1525 was unpopular- weakened trade and put Henry in a weak position for the Great Matter
Wolsey's failure to negitiate a divorce for Henry
Henry expected an easy annulment through Wolsey's position as Legate a Latere