Cardinal Wolsey is arrested as a traitor and dies (56 words)

Historical Context Note

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Henry VIII's ex-chief minister Cardinal Wolsey, who had left London to retire to his archbishopric of York in the wake of his downfall, is arrested as a traitor and forced to retrace his steps back towards London. It is while on this arduous journey that he is to meet his death, at Leicester on 29th November.

Editors. "Cardinal Wolsey is arrested as a traitor and dies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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