Tuesday, September 15, 2015

History Trivia - Thomas Wolsey appointed archbishop of York

September 15

509 BC The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill was dedicated on the ides of September. 

1159 Alexander III was crowned Roman Catholic pope. He is noted for laying the foundation stone for the Notre Dame de Paris. 

1514 Thomas Wolsey was appointed archbishop of York, the second most important seat in England. His failure to obtain an annulment of Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon led to his downfall. He built Hampton Court Palace, which Henry VIII coveted and acquired, and was one of Henry's favorite residences.

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