Definition of Wolsey, Thomas in English:

Share this entry

Wolsey, Thomas

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝olzē/
(Circa 1474–1530), English prelate and statesman; known as Cardinal Wolsey. He incurred royal displeasure through his failure to secure the papal dispensation necessary for Henry VIII’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon. He was arrested on a charge of treason and died on his way to trial.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.