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

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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.

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