3 December 2003
WOLSEY, Thomas, Cardinal (1475-1530). Document signed as Cardinal Archbishop of York ('T[homas] Car[dina]lis ebor[ac]i'), an Account of the 'Sum of all thexpences of the diete of my lord Cardinalls grace & other of the kynge our Sov[er]aigne Lordes most honorable Councell in xxxviii den[er]s at Westm[inster]', during Easter and Trinity terms, 1522, prepared for audit by Thomas Tamworth, signed also by Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (signed 'T. Surrey'), Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of London, and another. One page, folio, including on the verso accounts for wine and other items.
Wolsey, mindful of his own aggrandisement and the power and dignity of the church, is said to have asserted that a cardinal should have more dishes at table than a lord of parliament.
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