Thomas Wolsey has risen higher than anyone thought possible, but he’s keen on rising even higher. If he could only become Lord Chancellor, Thomas knows he can change England forever.
The nobility has been abusing their position for years, while the Church has become openly corrupt. As Thomas works to right these wrongs at home, his diplomatic skills are severely tested abroad as foreign rulers either seek alliances with England or try to rob her blind!
There’s trouble at court, too. Royal feathers have been ruffled. The king still lacks a son to carry on the Tudor line, while he is being outshone in Europe by younger rivals. King Henry looks to his clever cardinal to restore his tarnished reputation.
Thomas comes up with an extraordinary idea. He will make his king the figurehead of a bold new treaty that will bring peace to all Europe.
And make himself the greatest statesman of the age!