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Mandell Creighton's biography "Cardinal Wolsey" digs into the life and times of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, one of the most significant figures in 16th-century England. Some stories are gruesome and bizarre, while others softly creep up on you and pull you in. This book has been deemed a historical and has been a great collection of ideas that are comprehended into a single draft to read by readers of several age groups. Creighton, a well-known historian and cleric, meticulously follows Wolsey's rise, reign, and eventual demise, offering readers with an in-depth insight of this pivotal period in English history. Creighton's biography takes readers on an intriguing tour of Tudor politics and theology. He goes into Wolsey's extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to become King Henry VIII's senior minister. As the monarch's right-hand man, Wolsey amassed great authority and was important in creating the English Reformation and the royal court. Throughout "Cardinal Wolsey," Creighton's meticulous research and appealing storytelling present an entertaining summary of Wolsey's character, motivations, and challenges. Creighton's knowledge of both history and theology enables him to convey a full picture of the period's complexities. Finally, Mandell Creighton's biography demonstrates his commitment to historical accuracy and understanding.

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Mandell Creighton (5 July 1843 – 14 January 1901) was a British historian and Church of England bishop. Creighton, a Renaissance papacy researcher, was the first holder of the Dixie Chair of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge, a chair founded about the time history was establishing itself as an autonomous academic subject. He was also the founding editor of the English Historical Review, the oldest English-language scholarly publication in history. Creighton had a second career as a Church of England cleric. He was a parish priest at Embleton, Northumberland, before becoming a Canon Residentiary of Worcester Cathedral, the Bishop of Peterborough, and the Bishop of London. His moderation and worldliness garnered Queen Victoria's approval and the attention of lawmakers. It was commonly assumed at the time that Creighton would have become Archbishop of Canterbury if his death at the age of 57 had not occurred. Creighton's historical work was met with conflicting reactions. He was lauded for his meticulous fairness, yet chastised for failing to speak out against previous excesses. He, for one, was adamant that public figures be evaluated for their public activities, not their private ones.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 146Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359326496
  • ISBN-13:9789359326498
  • Item Weight: 219g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.42mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Biography & Autobiography