Editors. "Cardinal Pole is sent to return Henry VIII to the Church of Rome". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Reginald Pole, who had been appointed Cardinal the previous year, is now made a legate by Pope Paul III, charged with bringing about Henry VIII's return to the Church of Rome. He sets off on a mission to England, but fails to even enter the country, and eventually returns to Rome in August.