1524 - Wolsey, Thomas - To Duke of Norfolk

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1524
Author Wolsey, Thomas
Title Letter to Duke of Norfolk
Mentions Robin Hood's Cross (Aunby)
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Site of Spur Bridge, not far from which Robin Hood's Cross may have stood.
Cardinal Wolsey by Sampson Strong (from Wikipedia).
Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk by Hans Holbein the Younger (from Wikipedia).

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-12-03.


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IRHB comments

Brackets added by IRHB. The recipient of this letter from Cardinal Wolsey was Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk (1473-1554) (whose father, the 2nd duke, had just died in May of 1524). This rather long letter which runs to seven pages of printed text was begun July 29th to 31st and finished on August 1 (pp. 85, 92). For an attempt to locate the site of the cross, see Robin Hood's Cross (Aunby).




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