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Thomas Wolsey; Legate and Reformer
Thomas Wolsey; Legate and Reformer
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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III CARDINAL AND LEGATE The first negotiations for the Hat?Polydore Vergil at work?Leo entertains the idea?Wolsey's plans for reformation?Henry VIII. and the Cardinalate?Wolsey his dearest friend?Leo demurs?The real reason?The Curia fear for their influence ?The " barbarians " will want a Legate?A reform of abuses dreaded at Rome?Pastor on the abuses of the Italians? Wolsey hated and feared at Rome?His duty to England imperative?The only argument?Leo X. dislikes Wolsey? Shifts and expedients?Politics influence the Pope?The French King invades Italy?The "King's Grace" marvels at the delay?Leo gives way?Summons a consistory?Creates Wolsey Cardinal?S.D.N. Scutifer?Wolsey asks to be made Legate ? A visitation of monasteries ? Legatus a latere ? No vulgar love of power?A work to be done?Leo's political shifts?England and Rome?Wolsey's overtures rejected at Rome?Leo driven mad with fear?His feelings against Wolsey?Lord Chancellor of England?Wolsey and Warham ?No rivalry between the two?The building of St. Peter's at Rome ? Negotiation for percentage ? Leo's pecuniary difficulties? Proposes to send a Legate to England?Wolsey's chance?Henry refuses to allow a Legate unless Wolsey becomes one?Campeggio?Wolsey conqueror?His ecclesiastical power now supreme. But already, while Bishop of Lincoln, Wolsey was interested in the negotiations Henry had begun at Rome to secure the Cardinal's hat for his minister. Polydore Vergil,1 the sub-collector ofpapal dues in England, wrote (May 21, 1514) to tell him that, on returning to Rome, he had sounded Cardinal Adrian de Castello, who was also Bishop of Bath and Wells, and asked him to use his influence with the Pope to secure his elevation to the cardinalate. Leo thought, if Wolsey had great authority with the King, such a promotion mi...


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  • ISBN-13: 9780217405546
  • Publisher: General Books
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 3 mm
  • Width: 186 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0217405541
  • Publisher Date: 08 Feb 2012
  • Height: 242 mm
  • No of Pages: 48
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 104 gr



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