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Wolsey

[woo l-zee]
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noun
  1. Thomas,1475?–1530, English cardinal and statesman.
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Examples from the Web for wolsey

Historical Examples

  • Belonged to the English Wolsey, didn't it, in the days when he wanted the Papacy?

    The Eternal City

    Hall Caine

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

  • In 1522-23 Wolsey advised first the siege of Boulogne and then its abandonment.

    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


British Dictionary definitions for wolsey

Wolsey

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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