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Portrait of Cardinal Wolsey (1526)
Public DomainPortrait of Cardinal Wolsey (1526) - Credit: Sampson Strong

 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a real historical figure, is a character in the play Henry VIII, said to be co-written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher.

Wolsey was at one time the most powerful advisor and politician at Henry's court. He was also made Archbishop of York. He fell from grace when he failed to obtain an annulment for Henry's first marriage (to Catherine of Aragon).