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From A Man for All Seasons to Wolf Hall (c. 1960–present)

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 takes as its starting point the premiere of Robert Bolt’s historical play about the life of Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons. It goes on to consider Wolsey’s representation in academic ... More


The Basic Ingredients (1530–c. 1600)

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the emergence of three prototypical representations of Thomas Wolsey. Of these, the most prevalent is that of Wolsey the papist, whereby the cardinal symbolized all that was wrong ... More


Historical Fiction, Academic History, and Civic Pageantry (c. 1850–c. 1960)

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4, which covers the period from c. 1850 to c. 1960, begins with a genre of representation that came into its own in the nineteenth century: historical fiction. The chapter addresses some of ... More


Parchment, Pamphlets, and Plays: Into the Early Stuart Period (c. 1580–1641)

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 begins by exploring the literary fate of George Cavendish’s Life of Cardinal Wolsey from the time of its composition at the end of Queen Mary’s reign through its first appearance in print, ... More


Entry into the King’s Service, 1529–1530

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with a brief history of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's relationship with Henry VIII. The king gradually lost confidence in Wolsey's (then leading minister) abilities, leading to the ... More


From Restoration to Catholic Emancipation: Texts and Places (1641–c. 1860)

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 encompasses the greatest chronological sweep, 1641 to c. 1860, and it surveys the representation of Wolsey in influential histories of the English Reformation, such as those of Thomas ... More


Introduction: Memory and Representation

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the subject of the book, namely, the myriad ways in which Thomas Wolsey has been represented and commemorated since his death in 1530. His name and image have been invoked in ... More


Conscience and Satire in A Play of Love

Greg Walker

in John Heywood: Comedy and Survival in Tudor England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198851516
eISBN:
9780191886119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851516.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that the fall of Wolsey and the promotion of More to the chancellorship also inform Heywood’s next major dramatic work, A Play of Love. Evidently designed for performance either ... More


Councils, Counsel and Consensus in Henry VIII’s Reformation

Richard Rex

in The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Henry VIII knew that a true Christian prince sought and considered counsel and weighed it in his conscience before acting. Council and counsel were therefore highly important to him in the crisis ... More


Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Remembering Wolsey seeks to contribute to our understanding of historical memory and memorialization bexamining in detail the posthumous commemoration and representation of Thomas Wolsey, the ... More


Complaining about the Weather: Heywood, Thomas More, and the Opening of the Reformation Parliament

Greg Walker

in John Heywood: Comedy and Survival in Tudor England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198851516
eISBN:
9780191886119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851516.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter sets Heywood’s Play of the Weather in the context of the remarkable opening session of the Reformation Parliament. It reads the play’s opening lines in the context of More’s savage ... More


Interlude: The Annus Mirabilis of 1529: The Fall of Wolsey and the Summoning of the Reformation Parliament

Greg Walker

in John Heywood: Comedy and Survival in Tudor England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198851516
eISBN:
9780191886119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851516.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This short chapter identifies 1529 as a hugely significant year both for the fortunes of the More–Rastell family and for the political nation as a whole. Drawing together a range of sources, it ... More


Closing Remarks II

Diarmaid MacCulloch

in History of Universities: Volume XXXII / 1-2: Renaissance College: Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in Context, 1450-1600

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198848523
eISBN:
9780191882937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848523.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the minds of the first two presidents of Corpus Christi College, John Claymond and Robert Morwent, speculating on what might have been their most worrying moments. For Claymond, ... More


For Queen and Country (1580–1589)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the aftermath of Churchyard’s slaying of an individual in 1580 and the author’s flight to Scotland. Using correspondence preserved in Christopher Hatton’s letter book, it shows ... More


Appointment and First Days in Office

Jonathan McGovern

in The Tudor Sheriff: A Study in Early Modern Administration

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192848246
eISBN:
9780191943546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848246.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins by discussing the laws governing the appointment of sheriffs. It explains the nature of the annual meeting on 3 November in which the Lord Chancellor, Lord Treasurer, and other ... More


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