Cardinal Wolsey (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Cardinal Wolsey

The Englishmen of his time were like the Englishmen of to-day, and had little sympathy with his objects. Those who reaped the benefits of his policy gave him no thanks for it, nor did they recognise what they owed to him. Those who exalted in the taken by the English Reformation r its bitterest foe, and never stopped to trained the hands and brains which directed it that Wolsey inspired England with the proud feeling of independence which nerved her to brave the public opinion of Europe that Wolsey impressed Europe with such a sense of England's greatness that she was allowed to go her own way, menaced but unassailed. The spirit which animated the England of the sixteenth century was due in no small degree to the splendour of Wolsey's successes, and to the way in which he stamped upon men's imagination a belief in England's greatness. If it is the characteristic of a patriot to believe that nothing is beyond the power of his country to achieve, then Wolsey was the most devoted patriot whom England ever produced.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Mandell Creighton

Hardback

Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780656988266

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm

Page Count - 239

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