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A Man for All Seasons - Act 1, Section 3 Summary & Analysis

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The next scene consists of the Common Man coming onto the stage set with a single spotlight shining on a robe and cardinal hat. He states the Cardinal officially died of health-related problems; however, it was widely rumored the Cardinal died because he had fallen out of Henry’s favor. The Pope did not grant the special dispensation for the divorce, so Henry had Wolsey arrested. The Chancellor died while being transported to prison. However, Henry appointed More as the new Chancellor of England in Wolsey’s wake.

The next scene begins with Rich and Cromwell discussing their new positions in the court. While Rich discloses he is Norfolk’s secretary, Cromwell is much more secretive about his new position. After Chapuys enters the room, Cromwell states he does whatever the king asks him to do. He then tells the two at the moment, the king is...

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