THOMAS WOLSEY’S RISE TO POWER
Born the son of an Ipswich butcher, Thomas Wolsey seems destined for greatness from an early age.
Sent away from his family to study at an Oxford university, his early adulthood sees him rising through the ranks of academia, due to his prodigious talents and his naked ambition.
Determined not to become a lifelong Oxford don, Thomas seizes every opportunity to better himself. He serves one master after another until he finds himself the servant of the King of England.
But sovereign favour is a fickle thing, and Thomas’s situation is never entirely secure. He must fight class prejudice and survive political upheavals to keep his place.
But there is no stopping the butcher’s boy. Thomas has his eyes, and his heart, set on wearing a cardinal’s hat and he is willing to grovel, threaten and maneouvre to get one.
Master Wolsey is the personal story of Thomas Wolsey and his rise to power at the courts of two Tudor kings.
THE TUDOR COURT SERIES