Wolsey

[ wool-zee ]
/ ˈwʊl zi /

noun

Thomas, 1475?–1530, English cardinal and statesman.

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Wolsey
/ (ˈwʊlzɪ) /

noun

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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