Wolsey Celebrated ‘death’ of Clement
Rumours abounded that Pope Clement had died in Rome. Wolsey was again supremely confident for some reason that Clement was dead, and vied for election but then discovered that the rumours were wrong. The pope had been seriously ill, but he recovered. Had he died, it could not have been more convenient for Wolsey’s dire situation than if he had engineered it himself.
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York, and Lorenzo Campeggio presided over a legatine court at Blackfriars, London, to rule on the legality of Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
Francis Defeated - Again
21 June 1529
French forces crushed at Battle of Landriano and end Francis I’s ambitions in Italy.
21 June 1529
Catherine appears before the court. She kneels before the king to protest that she had been a good wife.
Henry Deprived Wolsey of Gardiner
After returning to London in June 1529, Stephen Gardiner moved a month later from Wolsey's service to that of the king, as his principal secretary.
31 July .1529
Wolsey and Campeggio adjourn the court for a summer break. Henry is furious.
5 August 1529
Emperor Charles V and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Cambrai, or the Ladies' Peace. Francis abandoned his claims in Italy, but was allowed to retain Burgundy.
European universities consulted over the validity of Henry’s marriage
Work Begins On Collectanea
The Collectanea satis copiosa (Latin, meaning The Sufficiently Abundant Collections) is a collection of historical documents proving that sovereigns of England were not subordinate to any authority, including the pope, other than that of God.
9 October 1529.
Wolsey was indicted by writ of praemunire, a law against foreign jurisdiction including that of the pope claiming authority in England against the supremacy of the monarch.
Fall of Wolsey
Wolsey removed from office and on 25 October 1529 Thomas More appointed Chancellor in his stead
Exit Thomas Wolsey - Enter Thomas Cranmer
25 October 1529
Wolsey removed from office and Thomas More appointed Chancellor in his stead.
Reformation Parliament First Session
3 November 1529
First session of Reformation Parliament opened at Blackfriars and sat until 17 December. It has been dubbed ‘The Anti-Clerical Commons'.
First Acts against the Clergy
‘The Anti-Clerical Commons’ laws were passed against non-resident clerics, pluralism, holding land on a farm and engaging in commerce.
Forty-four complaints made against Wolsey