Thomas Wolsey is appointed Lord Chancellor of England (69 words)

Historical Context Note

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Thomas Wolsey was appointed Lord Chancellor of England, when the previous incumbent, the anti-war Archbishop Wareham, resigned. He had risen to prominence from humble origins and with unusual speed, becoming a member of the Privy Council in 1509 under the kingship of Henry VII. His industrious attitude capacities appealed to the young Henry VIII, who was all too glad to delegate the task of government to such a capable minister.

Editors. "Thomas Wolsey is appointed Lord Chancellor of England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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