Editors. "Sir Thomas Audley is appointed Lord Keeper of the Great Seal". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Sir Thomas Audley, a minister favourable to Henry VIII's assertion of supremacy over the papacy, is appointed Lord Keeper of the Great Seal in succession to Sir Thomas More, who resigned three days earlier. He is to hold this post until his death in 1544.