Thomas Wolsey was appointed Archbishop of York, a post he was to
hold until his death in 1530. 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. The following year, when the anti-war Archbishop
Wareham resigned from the position of Lord Chancellor, the post was
given to Wolsey.
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Editors. "Thomas Wolsey is appointed Archbishop of York". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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