1485. The world has changed.
Henry VII sits on England’s throne following his defeat of King Richard III at Bosworth Field.
Enter Thomas Wolsey, a young man with a great deal of brains and even greater ambition. Despite his reputation for brilliance at Magdalen College, Thomas cannot help feeling he deserves more than Oxford can offer and leaves to seek new challenges elsewhere.
Moving from master to master, Thomas moves higher up the social ladder with each job until finally, he is in reach of the highest master in the land: the King of England himself!
But Thomas has no idea how treacherous the Tudor Court can be. His swift rise from butcher’s son to man of influence creates enemies at court, chief among them the king’s mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort.
Thomas can only hope and pray fortune will stay on his side.
Master Wolsey is an intimate portrait of England’s most notorious priest, chronicling his early years from his days as an Oxford scholar to his becoming cardinal during the reign of King Henry VIII.