Cardinal Wolsey is indicted in the Court of King's Bench

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Historical Context Note

Cardinal Wolsey, who has been Henry VIII's chief minister for fifteen years, begins to slip from power. Indictment proceedings are brought against him in the Court of King's Bench: he is charged with receiving bulls from Rome in contravention of the Statute of Provisors, placing the Pope's authority above that of the King.
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Editors. "Cardinal Wolsey is indicted in the Court of King's Bench". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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