TUDORS Fall of Wolsey

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Main reason for Wolsey's fall from power?
His failure to get an annulment for Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon
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Henry's reasons for wanting the annulment?
(1) Catherine of Aragon was not of child bearing age at 40, needed a male heir. (2) Believed in the biblical text which stated his marriage was full of sin as he had "uncovered his brothers nakedness" (Arthur's widow) (3) Infatuated with Anne Boleyn
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Biblical text that supports Henry's belief that he had sinned?
Leviticus 20:21 "If a man takes his brother's wife, it is impurity; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness, they shall be childless." Doesn't apply to Henry, he had already fathered Mary
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Biblical text that contradict's Henry's belief that he had sinned?
Deuteronomy 25:5 "The wife of the dead shall not be remarried outside of the family to a stranger; her husband's brother shall go into her, and take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her"
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Who was the Pope at the time of Henry's great matter?
Pope Clement VII (1523-1534)
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What was Wolsey's "primary strategy"?
Claimed that the original dispensation which was issued by Pope Julius II was insufficient in law. Pope didn't have the right to se aside divine law and ignore Leviticus.
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Wolsey's second strategy: to persuade the Pope to transfer the case to England and delegate responsibility for the case to Wolsey worked. What did the Pope require?
He insisted that the case must be tried by two papal legates and he had the right to accept or reject the judgement
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How long did it take for the meeting with Campeggio and the Legatine Court at Blackfriars?
7 months- May 1529
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Wolsey was desperate for the process to speed up but...
Campeggio was stalling and so was the Pope. Tried to speed Campeggio up, antagonised him- case took even longer.
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When did the annulment case open?
31st May 1529
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Catherine withdrew, then Catherine refused, when was she charged with contempt of court?
25th June 1529
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Henry realised there wasn't ever going to a verdict on the case, what happened?
Pope Clement transferred the case to Rome
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When did Wolsey die?
29th November 1530
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How many years was he minister?
15
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(1) Catherine of Aragon was not of child bearing age at 40, needed a male heir. (2) Believed in the biblical text which stated his marriage was full of sin as he had "uncovered his brothers nakedness" (Arthur's widow) (3) Infatuated with Anne Boleyn

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