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Wolsey

[woo l-zee] /ˈwʊl zi/
noun
1.
Thomas, 1475?–1530, English cardinal and statesman.
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  • Belonged to the English Wolsey, didn't it, in the days when he wanted the Papacy?

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  • Wolsey was—in short, we know not what Wolsey was, or what he was not.

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  • Henry and Wolsey had the good sense to act on this sound advice.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • For ten years Henry had reigned while first his council, and then Wolsey, governed.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • In 1522-23 Wolsey advised first the siege of Boulogne and then its abandonment.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • The plan was Wolsey's, but Henry had expressed full approval.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • The Emperor's triumph was, indeed, as fatal to the Papacy as it was to Wolsey.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Wolsey had not the remotest chance, and his name does not occur in a single scrutiny.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Henry and Wolsey began to pay the price of their policy at home as well as abroad.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Nor was this all; the whole of London, Wolsey is reported to have said, were traitors to Henry.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for Wolsey

Wolsey

/ˈwʊlzɪ/
noun
1.
Thomas. ?1475–1530, English cardinal and statesman; archbishop of York (1514–30); lord chancellor (1515–29). He dominated Henry VIII's foreign and domestic policies but his failure to obtain papal consent for the annulment of the king's marriage to Catherine of Aragon led to his arrest for high treason (1530); he died on the journey to face trial
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