Born into humble beginnings in Ipswich in late 1400s, Thomas Wolsey used his prodigious intellect to excel at university and rose to become one of the most influential men in Europe. As Lord Chancellor and prelate of England, Cardinal Wolsey is often described as themost powerful man in the realm, second only to King Henry VIII.
Wolsey made plans for a college in Ipswich, and in other towns around England, which would lead the way in religious thinking. He surrounded himself with finery and planned a grand tomb, decorated with gleaming angels. From this mighty position, Wolsey suddenly fell from Henry’s favour. Accused of being a traitor, he died with few friends and all of his worldly goods lost.
Join us at the Wolsey Study Day as wewelcome leading historians to explore the life and legacy of Thomas Wolsey.
Speakers for the day include:
Reverend Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch - Tracing Wolsey in the Public Career of Thomas Cromwell
Professor Glenn Richardson - Wolsey and the Field of Cloth of Gold
Dr Amanda Flather and Dr Tom Freeman- Representations of Wolsey in Film
Lisa Temple-Cox - Wolsey's Angels:identity, history, locality
Phil Roberts - Wolsey's York Place and Hampton Court
Please note this event will be taking place at Ipswich Masonic Hall 8 Soane St Ipswich IP4 2BG
Lunch and refreshments included.
Lunch will be in Christchurch Mansion.
£10.00 per person
(This price includes a 90p per ticket Booking Fee)
Tickets can be collected from the venue on the day or in advance from the box office
Please Note: This production will be held at Ipswich Masonic Hall and Christchurch Mansion. Should you have any queries please contact our Box Office on 01473 433100
(Ipswich Entertainments do not accept American Express