Naked to Mine Enemies Author:Charles W. Ferguson The life of Cardinal Wolsey — For fourteen years Thomas Cardinal Wolsey ruled England in the name of Henry VIII. Legend mixed with fact and woven into envy covered him at the height of his glory with vestments richer than the sumptuous robes of his office. He was the most talked-of man in all England, and his story makes a magnificent chronicle.
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"To my mind the finest biography of the year, a superbly engrossing account of the tragic life of Cardinal Wolsey. It is biography on the grand scale. Its many portraits of Wolsey's contemporaries are excellent. Its stately narrative never falters. It is a major achievement, further proof that good biographies depend on literary skills as much as on scholarship." Orville Prescott, New York Times« less