14971562 ca
an English writer, best known as the biographer of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. His Thomas Wolsey, Late Cardinall, his Lyffe and Deathe is described by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography as the "most important single contemporary source for Wolsey's life" which also offers a "detailed picture of early sixteenth-century court life and of political events in the 1520s, particularly the divorce proceedings against Catherine of Aragon.
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Almoner: An official, in a monastery, or the household of a noble, whose function it was to distribute alms. The wor...
Caffa: A cloth, of rich silk, popular in the 16th century. Also capha. The Wardrobe Accounts of King Henry VIII (f...
Mewlyter: A variant form of muleteer, one that tended mules. Of Cardinal Wolsey we read in George Cavendish's LYFFE (...
Pistle: Short for epistle. Also pistel, pistol, pystol, pistelle, pystle, and the like. Chaucer uses the word piste...
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