The condition of the Church
Wolsey and policy towards the Church
Many humanists were optimistic that W would introduce effective church reforms in the spirti of Erasmus.
W certainly listened carefully and sympathetically to the case put by leading humanists such as Colet, and More- 1519 W announced he would summon a legatine Counsel to overhaul the Church
A papal legate from 1518 W had sweeping powers to reform both the regular and the…