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Read the poem loosely based on Thomas Wolsey on p.33. Remember, always think about the tone of a source first. Was he a supporter or opponent of Wolsey?

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1 Read the poem loosely based on Thomas Wolsey on p.33. Remember, always think about the tone of a source first. Was he a supporter or opponent of Wolsey? Find examples to support your judgement.  Read the biography of Skelton provided. Why might he be so critical of Wolsey?!  starter activity Picture of Skelton

2 How did Wolsey maintain power? To identify and assess the reasons why Wolsey was able to maintain power  Learning objectives  Key words: ruthless latitude Amicable Grant Crisis envoy

3  Your task Read p and take notes on these three areas which explain why Wolsey was able to stay in power: Read p and take notes on these three areas which explain why Wolsey was able to stay in power: Political relationship with Henry VIII Political relationship with Henry VIII Wealth Wealth Ruthlessness Ruthlessness  Explain how these aspects might also have threatened Wolsey’s grip on power  Explain how these aspects might also have threatened Wolsey’s grip on power

4 Political relationship Political partnership – H needed Wolsey whilst he went hunting & feasting Political partnership – H needed Wolsey whilst he went hunting & feasting K made final decisions K made final decisions John Guy article – ministers allowed latitude, but H8 made decisions John Guy article – ministers allowed latitude, but H8 made decisions Limited occasions when H8 & Wolsey disagreed between 1515 & 1529 Limited occasions when H8 & Wolsey disagreed between 1515 & 1529

5 Wolsey’s wealth Used his wealth to promote ‘quasi royal’ status (Starkey) Used his wealth to promote ‘quasi royal’ status (Starkey) Entertained foreign envoys lavishly Entertained foreign envoys lavishly Travelled on a mule Travelled on a mule Held multiple posts, e.g. Abp of York, Bp of Tournai, Abbot of St Albans Held multiple posts, e.g. Abp of York, Bp of Tournai, Abbot of St Albans Patron of arts & education – Hampton Court, Cardinal College, Oxford Patron of arts & education – Hampton Court, Cardinal College, Oxford

6 Ruthlessness Imprisoned enemies, e.g. Polydore Vergil (1515) Imprisoned enemies, e.g. Polydore Vergil (1515) Executed high profile opponents, e.g. Duke of Buckingham (1521) Executed high profile opponents, e.g. Duke of Buckingham (1521) Sent troublemakers abroad, e.g. Richard Pace Sent troublemakers abroad, e.g. Richard Pace Polydore Vergil, Italian humanist

7 The execution of Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, What does this case study reveal about The power of Henry The character of Wolsey  History’s perception of Wolsey? Picture of execution of Buckingham

8 Which picture best sums up the 4 historical views of Wolsey on p.38? Explain why.  Can you come up with an alternative view or which do you prefer at this stage?

9 A) Wolsey the strong man – key player B) Wolsey the servant of the King C) Wolsey the equal partner D) Henry – pulled apart by factions at court, including by Wolsey

10  Your task Who ruled England in the period ? Imagine you are either a lawyer for the defence or prosecution of Wolsey. Who ruled England in the period ? Imagine you are either a lawyer for the defence or prosecution of Wolsey. Read through the views on p.38. Which ones would support your view? Read through the views on p.38. Which ones would support your view? Read through your notes, hand outs and the sources on p and gather evidence from contemporaries and historians to support either the orthodox (Wolsey in charge) or revisionist line (Henry remained in charge) Read through your notes, hand outs and the sources on p and gather evidence from contemporaries and historians to support either the orthodox (Wolsey in charge) or revisionist line (Henry remained in charge) Write a short speech setting out your case Write a short speech setting out your case

11 Starter sentences Members of the jury, I would ask you to consider this … Members of the jury, I would ask you to consider this … Firstly, I would suggest that Firstly, I would suggest that Secondly, I would stress that Secondly, I would stress that Thirdly, I would refute the charge that … Thirdly, I would refute the charge that … In summary, from the evidence provided it can be seen that … In summary, from the evidence provided it can be seen that …

12  Success criteria Room for improvementGetting thereWow factor! You have only partially completed your speech, e.g. only covered the first two points You have some good ideas but limited facts You aren’t very persuasive You have covered 3 key areas but not finished your summing up You refer to key events, but could include more views from the sources or historians You are beginning to persuade You cover all 3 points, e.g. his relationship with Henry, his wealth and ruthlessness as well as summing up You use well selected details from your notes and the sources and include historians’ views You are very persuasive

13  Extension task Read the article about Wolsey in History Today, Read the article about Wolsey in History Today, Take notes on either side of the debate ‘that Wolsey ruled the King and the Kingdom’ Take notes on either side of the debate ‘that Wolsey ruled the King and the Kingdom’ Where do you think John Guy stands on the issue? Where do you think John Guy stands on the issue?

14  Homework Prepare for a timed question next week – a Qa question based on Chapters 1-2 and the work so far on Wolsey Prepare for a timed question next week – a Qa question based on Chapters 1-2 and the work so far on Wolsey

15 How did Wolsey maintain power? To identify and assess the reasons why Wolsey was able to maintain power  Learning objectives  Key words: ruthless latitude Amicable Grant Crisis envoy


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