• Shakespeare's Henry Viii
    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 position, as if he couldn’t be touched. Cardinal Wolsey also experienced a state of shock, that him of all...
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  • Henry Xiii
    allow him the right to divorce, the king releases Wolsey from his position, leaving him to fend for himself. As Cardinal Wolsey is left alone to begin his monologue the real him comes out onto the stage. Rethinking his downfall as advisor to the king, Wolsey pours out his emotions in a very profound manner...
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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)
    (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 stage. Read the speech carefully. Then write a well-organized essay in which...
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  • Poetry Analysis- Shakespeare
    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, and figurative language reveal the extent of Wolsey’s lamentation. Shocked at his misfortune, Wolsey initially bemoans...
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  • Beethoven
    an affair; he is the king, and the woman he chooses will influence a nation and mother the heir to the throne. The squabble between Buckingham and Wolsey is not just the jealousy of two men competing for their boss's attention; the outcome is a matter of life and death and will determine whether nobles...
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  • A Man For All Seasons
    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 1529. Meanwhile, Henry and his associate...
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  • A Man for All Season
    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 the pope’s approval of Henry’s divorce. More points out that the pope...
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  • Poetry Essay Prompt
    organization, diction, and figurative language prepare the reader for the speaker's concluding response. 1990 Poem: Soliloquy from Henry IV, Part II (William Shakespeare) Prompt: In the soliloquy, King Henry laments his inability to sleep. In a well-organized essay, briefly summarize the King's thoughts and...
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  • Wolsey and henry VIII
    idea of the king wholly 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...
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  • A Faithful Servant: the Ambition and Power of Thomas Wolsey
    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. This rise to power that the cardinal was experiencing, as well as his new found friendship with the king eventually...
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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?
    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 the source that suggests this possibly for being...
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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 Died:...
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  • How Succesful Was Wolsey as Henry's Chancellor
    How successful was Wolsey as Henry’s Lord Chancellor Wolsey was born the son of a lowly butcher in Ipswich in 1473, He possessed a fine mind: when he was 15 he got a 1stDegree at Oxford University, He was extremely academically able and possessed drive and confidence. From this he went on to be a...
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  • The King's Great Matter
    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 he acted against her always. She began to believe that Wolsey had always...
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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 kill...
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  • time line of henry viii
    Aragon. Thomas Wolsey appointed royal Almoner 1511-14- Richard Hunne case 1512-Westminster Palace burnt down 1511-12 – First French war 1513- War against French and Scots 1514- Wolsey made Archbishop of York. Death of Louis XII of France; succeeded by Francis I 1515- Wolsey made Cardinal (November)...
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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 reconsider...
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  • Thomas Wolsey's fall from power
    The most important reason for Wolsey’s fall from power was his failure to obtain a divorce. How far do you agree? Wolsey was a cardinal and statesman, Henry’s lord chancellor and most faithful servant, whom he was most reliant upon. From 1515 to 1529 Wolsey’s rule was undisputed. Henry VIII delegated...
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  • catherine d'aragon
    fact against the law of god. However, another biblical text, Deuteronomy, said the contrary and provided grounds to contest Levictus. Henry and Cardinal Wolsey, joined with several advisors, began to meet secretly and planned to have Henry called in justice to have the marriage sentenced to nullity for...
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  • Review of the Tudors
    likely due to it being changed for entertainment value. The main inaccuracies involve Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond; Margaret and Mary Tudor; and Cardinal Wolsey. The first season of The Tudors is a semi-accurate portrayal of many of the events and happenings during Henry VIII’s rule of England. Henry...
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