Wolsey Recap

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Reasons for Wolsey's rise to power

- Organisational Skills - organised the French invasion 1511-1513

- Pure luck

- Highly ambitious

- Royal Almoner for Henry VII

- 1514 Bishop of Tournai and Lincoln

- 1514 Archbishop of York

- September 1515 became Cardinal and Lord Chancellor

- 1518 Wolsey appointed Legate a latere

Relationship between Wolsey and Henry

- Henry trusted Wolsey

- Wolsey served the king loyally and efficiently - secured position

- Wolsey seen as the 'Alter Rex' - The Second King

Wolsey's domestic policy: justice, finance, administration and social

- Justice - The Court of Star Chamber: Used to enforce justice,


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