Editors. "Cardinal Wolsey is indicted in the Court of King's Bench". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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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.