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1

intro

-failure to annual Henry's marriage as he lost Henry's support

-resentment from nobility and Boleyn faction

-unpopular FP

2

failure to annual the marriage

Wolsey had been resisting threats for 15 years. Seeing that he fell after failing to secure an annulment could be linked together.

3

hated by the nobility

-resentment due to his low birth

-he had immense power and depleted the power of the nobles

-his enclosure policies were unpopular as was the French alliance, as it disrupted trade

4

factional struggle

-anne had more influence over Henry than Wolsey had

-Boleyn faction said Wolsey was delaying the divorce process

-Aragonese faction opposed him for trying to secure an annulment

-Henry wanted an heir so went to desperate measures

5

FP

-no FP success since 1520

-diplomatic revolution of 1527-9 was a failure

-alliance with France put England on the losing side of the Habsburg-Valois struggle

-Henry spent £1.7 million in 1509-20 so Wolsey had to force loans and taxation

6

Henry's government

-becoming increasingly unpopular

-unpopular Anglo-French alliance

7

conclusion

-in power for 15 years- failure to grant a divorce was the catalyst for his fall

-fall made faster by faction and FP

8

Peter Gwyn

"it was Henry who made Wolsey and it was Henry that destroyed him"

9

John Lotherington

"He was the victim of factional intrigues"

10

David Loades

"He fell from power because of his failure to secure an annulment (...) and the fiasco over the Amicable Grant."