Thomas Wolsey is appointed Archbishop of York

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Historical Context Note

Thomas Wolsey was appointed Archbishop of York, a post he was to hold until his death in 1530. He had risen to prominence from humble origins and with unusual speed, becoming a member of the Privy Council in 1509 under the kingship of Henry VII. His industrious attitude capacities appealed to the young Henry VIII, who was all too glad to delegate the task of government to such a capable minister. The following year, when the anti-war Archbishop Wareham resigned from the position of Lord Chancellor, the post was given to Wolsey.
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Editors. "Thomas Wolsey is appointed Archbishop of York". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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