Thomas Wolsey Timeline

Search Results

Visual Timeline

To navigate the timeline, click and drag it with your mouse, or click on the timeline overview on the bottom.

Legend:

1470 CE 1480 CE 1490 CE 1500 CE 1510 CE 1520 CE 1530 CE 1540 CE  
 
 
1473 CE: Birth of Thomas Wolsey, future Cardinal Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1509 CE - 1547 CE: Reign of Henry VIII of England.
 
1509 CE: Thomas Wolsey is appointed the royal almoner (giver of alms).
 
 
1513 CE - 1529 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey serves as Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1514 CE: Thomas Wolsey buys and develops Hampton Court Palace.
 
 
1514 CE: Thomas Wolsey is appointed the bishop of Lincoln.
 
 
1514 CE: Thomas Wolsey is appointed archbishop of York.
 
 
1515 CE: The Pope makes Thomas Wolsey a cardinal.
 
 
1518 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey is made a papal legate.
 
 
1518 CE: England, France, Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire sign a mutual defence agreement.
 
 
1520 CE: The Field of the Cloth of Gold pageant is held just outside Calais for Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France.
 
 
1524 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey is given legate powers for life.
 
1524 CE: Thomas Cromwell joins the household of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
 
 
1525 CE: The Treaty of More renews friendly relations between England and France.
 
 
1525 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey introduces an unpopular new tax, the Amicable Grant. It is abandoned after several rebellions.
 
 
1529 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey is dismissed from the Privy Council and as Lord Chancellor for his failure in Henry VIII of England's 'Great Matter'.
 
 
1529 CE: Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio presides over a special court to decide the annulment of the first marriage of Henry VIII of England. No decision is reached.
 
 
1530 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey dies of ill health on his way to trial for treason against Henry VIII of England.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1470 CE 1480 CE 1490 CE 1500 CE 1510 CE 1520 CE 1530 CE 1540 CE

Timeline Search

Search through the entire ancient history timeline. Specify between which dates you want to search, and what keywords you are looking for.

Remove Ads

Advertisement