This extraordinary “eye-witness” account of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's rise and fall from power was written between 1554 and 1558 by his gentleman-usher, George Cavendish, who was privy to so much of the Cardinal's ambitious endeavors. However, Cavendish prudently waited a long time before chronicling his observations for fear of his life, as there were those who may have take his memoirs the wrong way.
"Indispensable for study of the Tudors"
This extraordinary account of Wolsey's rise and fall from power was written between 1554-1558 by his gentleman usher, George Cavendish. This rare document was edited by former Royal Holloway College (University of London) faculty member and Tudor period authority, Roger Lockyer.