Wolf Hall - Part III Summary & Analysis

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Part III, Chapter 1 – It is the winter of 1529. Rafe has secured a seat in the House of Commons for Thomas Cromwell, at the approval of Thomas Howard and the king, based on assurances of Cromwell’s loyalty. 44 charges have been leveled against Wolsey, ranging from buying beef at the price the king buys beef at, to praemunire, holding the law of a foreign jurisdiction within the king’s realm. Cromwell reports to Wolsey all that is transpiring, and Cromwell vows to do what he can to save Wolsey. Cromwell hopes to broker a truce with Henry, while Wolsey believes the king will ultimately charge him with treason. Wolsey’s household is to be sent to serve the Duke of Norfolk. At Christmas, Wolsey takes to bed, ill. Cromwell is lonely without his wife and daughters. His son, Gregory, attempts to console him, without...

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