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    Thomas Wolsey Was a Black Man. Thomas Wolsey (c. March, 1473– 29 November, 1530; sometimes spelled Woolsey) was an English political figure and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King's almoner. The highest political position he attained was Lord Chancellor, the King's chief adviser. In that position, he enjoyed great freedom, and was often depicted as an alter rex (other king)…

    St.James Palace of Henry VIII.- Simon Thurley’s The Royal Palaces of Tudor England, which includes a wonderful map showing the distribution of royal houses in 1547 (Pg. 69) and so decided to put together my own resource. The following list, adapted from Thurley’s map, includes castles, palaces, large houses, lesser houses, hunting lodges, confiscated houses, monastic conversions and defensive fortresses and is based on the research of Simon Thurley.

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    Cassell's History - "HENRY VIII DANCING WITH ANNE BOLEYN " - Engraving - 1858

    Fine 158 year old engraving from "THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND" by John Cassell. Published by W. Kent in London in The image is about x on a page that is

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