The Resource Thomas Wolsey, the late Cardinal : his life and death, George Cavendish ; edited by Roger Lockyer, (electronic resource)

Thomas Wolsey, the late Cardinal : his life and death, George Cavendish ; edited by Roger Lockyer, (electronic resource)

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Thomas Wolsey, the late Cardinal : his life and death
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Thomas Wolsey, the late Cardinal
Title remainder
his life and death
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George Cavendish ; edited by Roger Lockyer
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eng
Summary
Listen to a personal account of a prominent figure during one of the most pivotal times in England's history: the Tudor period. This extraordinary "eye-witness" account of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's rise and fall from power was written between 1554 and 1558 by his gentleman-usher, George Cavendish, who was privy to so much of the Cardinal's ambitious endeavors. However, Cavendish prudently waited a long time before chronicling his observations for fear of his life, as there were those who may have take his memoirs the wrong way. Cavendish describes in great detail the daily life of Wolsey, listing his huge household of servants to give a good idea of the magnitude of this larger-than-life man who outdid Henry VIII in lifestyle and riches, which was his undoing. Throughout the book, he records Wolsey's endless acquisitions of bishoprics-including the very rich monastery of St. Albans, even though he was never a monk-all to feather his already very wealthy nest. Cavendish also tells of Wolsey's scheme to put himself over and above the Archbishop of York, the senior prelate in England, later to be named Pope. Wolsey is eventually charged with treason but dies in Leicester, and it is said that had he not died, he would have been more than likely subject to a beheading. Cavendish also delves into the lives of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, the infamous Duke of Norfolk, and other prominent figures of the Tudor period, all to bring the sixteenth century to vivid life. This rare document, considered "the most important single source for our knowledge of Wolsey," was edited for easy comprehension by Roger Lockyer, a former faculty member of Royal Holloway College, University of London, and an authority on the tumultuous Tudor period which was so pivotal in England's storied history
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Midwest
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1500-1561?
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Cavendish, George
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other
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Read by David Thorn
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  • Thorn, David
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  • Statesmen
  • Cardinals
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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adult
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Thomas Wolsey, the late Cardinal : his life and death, George Cavendish ; edited by Roger Lockyer, (electronic resource)
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MWT10026225
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781483081953
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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MWT10026225
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sound
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Label
Thomas Wolsey, the late Cardinal : his life and death, George Cavendish ; edited by Roger Lockyer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10026225
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483081953
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10026225
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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