Naked To Mine Enemies Author:Charles W. Ferguson Had I but served my God with half the zeal — I served my King. He would not in mine age — Have left me naked to mine enemies — -Shakespeare — King Henry VIII, Act III, Scene 2 — (based on words spoken by Wolsey — immediately before his death.) — Book covers the life of Thomas Wolsey from 1471 through 1509 (Book 1), then from 1509 through 1520 (Book 2).... more »
Thomas Wolsey helped preside over the destruction of the feudal order in England.
He was the son of a small-town English butcher, rose up and became a Cardinal of his Church, Lord Chancellor of his nation and mentor to his monarch. His fall marked Englands separation from Rome.« less
Historically accurate, very detailed history of Thomas Wolsey, son of an English butcher - he rose to become Cardinal of his Church, Lord Chancellor of the nation and mentor to his monarch. Additionally, he helped preside over the destruction of the feudal system in England and at his fall, the seperation of England from Rome.