• Shakespeare's Henry Viii
    Pride is what every men wants and tries to get, but once obtained they forget how hard they worked to get there and become too comfortable. In this soliloquy, Cardinal Wolsey feels very shocked and resentful about his dismissal from the court, resentful for becoming too comfortable with his...
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  • Allusion, figurative language, and tone to convey Wolsey’s complex response to his dismissal from court (Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII)
    A Sample Essay Question with 2 Sample Answers & Scoring Comments (For Students of 2011) In the following speech from Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey considers his sudden downfall from his position as advisor to the king. Spokesmen for the king have just left Wolsey alone on...
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  • Henry Xiii
    emotion put into Cardinal Wolsey’s soliloquy. “Tender leaves of hope”, “tomorrow blossoms” and “killing frost” conveys how Wolsey saw his downfall come to be. When he was advisor to the King there were “tender leaves of hope” until that “killing frost” took him of his power. The reverence to...
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  • Poetry Analysis- Shakespeare
    Shakespeare’s Henry VIII. In the selected passage, from the aforementioned play, the titular king has just discharged his advisor, Cardinal Wolsey. Wolsey’s subsequent soliloquy served to reveal his resentment and despair over his dismissal. Shakespeare’s skilled use of religious allusions, strong diction...
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  • Beethoven
    Summary Act I After the Prologue foretells that mightiness will meet misery, the scene opens in London, 1520, shortly after a sumptuous meeting of state in France. Buckingham asks an account from Norfolk, who describes an incredible display of riches, and credits Cardinal Wolsey for the spectacle...
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  • Poetry Essay Prompt
    in which you analyze the techniques used in the poems to characterize the speakers and convey differing views of the world. 2009 Speech from Henry VIII (William Shakespeare) Prompt: In the following speech, Cardinal Wolsey considers his sudden downfall from his position as advisor to the king...
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  • A Man For All Seasons
    produce a male child proved that their marriage was wrong. When Pope Clement VII refused to dispense with his previous dispensation and allow the divorce, Henry dismissed his adviser, Cardinal Wolsey, who then died of heart complications. Henry then appointed Thomas More as Lord Chancellor of England in...
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  • A Man for All Season
    VIII’s plan to divorce and remarry in order to father a male heir. But More, ever the diplomat, keeps quiet about his feelings in the hopes that Henry will not bother him about the matter. At a meeting with Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Chancellor of England, More reviews the letter to Rome that requests...
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  • English Renaissance Drama
    with its characters of Virtues and Vices, was a political satire against Cardinal Wolsey. Magnyfycence was so incendiary that Skelton had to move into the sanctuary of Westminster to escape the wrath of Wolsey. The first history plays were written in the 1530's, the most notable of which was...
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  • Wolsey and henry VIII
    surrendering his power to the Cardinal and instead state that the king still had some control in government matters. Source 6 states ‘I thought it best not to allow anyone else to bear this message’ when writing to Cardinal Wolsey in 1520. This is supported by the knowledge we have on the king giving...
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  • Do You Agree with the View That in the Years 1515-1525 Henry Viii Wholly Surrendered Power in Government to Cardinal Wolsey?
    Do you agree with the view that in the years 1515-1525 Henry VIII wholly surrendered power in government to Cardinal Wolsey? To a certain extent within 
Source 4 (by J.J. Scarisbrick 1968) supports the idea that possibly Henry VIII actually did surrender power over to Wolsey. The evidence within...
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  • Thomas Wolsey Notes
    Thomas Wolsey (1475-1530) Thomas Wolsey was an English political figure and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Wolsey was a cardinal and statesman, Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor and one of the last churchmen to play a dominant role in English political life. Born: March 1473, Ipswich...
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  • A Faithful Servant: the Ambition and Power of Thomas Wolsey
    went into being the king, he let most of the trials and tribulations fall upon these selected councilmen, until one minister came to dominate over the rest. The Archbishop of York, Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey (1473-1530) seemed to take over when the members of Henry’s council began to retire or die off...
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  • How Succesful Was Wolsey as Henry's Chancellor
    meant he could lead to great success. Source E: George Cavendish, Thomas Wolsey, Late Cardinal, his Life and Death, written 1554 The king conceived a most loving disposition towards him, especially as he was most earnest and readiest among all the council to advance the King’s mere will and...
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  • The King's Great Matter
    . This was when the King's great matter began. Throughout this time period, Cardinal Wolsey, an advisor to Henry and very powerful in the Catholic Church, moved closer and closer to Henry. As the relationship progressed Henry became more distant to Catherine. Wolsey spied on Catherine and she thought...
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  • How did Wolsey maintain power?
     Thomas Wolsey was a skilful Lord Chancellor of England, and a Cardinal. He was Lord Chancellor for Henry VIII from 1515 to 1529 and made many important decisions regarding the future of both the Church in England and the state. In a time where monarchs had enough power so they could execute or...
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  • time line of henry viii
    Louis XII of France; succeeded by Francis I 1515- Wolsey made Cardinal (November) and Lord Chancellor (December) 1516- Death of King Ferdinand of Spain; succeeded by Charles V 1517- Sweating sickness epidemic 1518- Wolsey made Papal legate. Treaty of London 1519- Death of Holy Roman Emperor...
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  • Cardinal Wolsey
    Cardinal Wolsey In the Cardinal Wolsey speech Wolsey has just been removed from position as the advisor to the king. His diminished attitude towards the affair has lead him to reveal his feelings of anguish to the crowd. It is as though a tragic event such as this was enough to make him...
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  • Thomas Wolsey
    : outraged at his Cardinals failure to secure an annulment of the Aragon marriage he brought his servant down in a fit of pique.’ The Kind had always blamed Wolsey for the failure to be able to get a divorce and so he had something against him, it is easy therefore to believe that it was in fact...
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  • 'Domestic Policy Under Cardinal Thomas Wolsey Was a Failure' How Far Do You Agree with This Statement?
    20 decaying monasteries worth £1800 a year to build Cardinal College and a further seven monasteries to add £200 a year to build a grammar school in Ipswich. Wolsey also dissolved some 30 houses of monks, canons and nans and sent the proceeds to build colleges and schools. These achievements though...
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