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George Cavendish's The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey manuscript

George Cavendish's The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey manuscript

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Cavendish's The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey manuscript
Creator: Cavendish, George, 1500-1561?
Inclusive Dates: approximately 1700
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 manuscript)
Collection Number: ms1243
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Cavendish (b. 1494, d. in or before 1562?), biographer and poet, entered the service of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey as gentleman usher.

For more information, see the article "Cavendish, George".

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one manuscript: "Thomas Wolsey Cardinall his life & death written by George Cavendish his gentleman usher," 168 pages in a late Elizabethan script, containing both "Preface" and "The history." The Ann Boleyn controversy begins on page 41.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Cavendish's The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey manuscript, ms 1243. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536
Biographies.
Cardinals -- England -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547.
Wolsey, Thomas, 1475?-1530

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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