Leicester Abbey

Cardinal Wolsey            1530

As Henry viii’s closest advisor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey wielded great power and influence but fell from grace after failing to gain Papal approval for the King’s divorce from Katharine of Aragon. He died on 29th November 1530 at Leicester Abbey where he was buried in the Lady Chapel.

Below: Leicester Abbey Ruins.

Leicester Abbey

Below left: the Lady Chapel; below right: the resting place of Cardinal Wolsey

Lady Chapel      Cardinal Wolsey

 

 

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