The year was 1514 and Thomas Wolsey was Henry VIII’s favorite. On 15 September Wolsey was appointed Archbishop of York.
When Henry took the throne in 1509 Wolsey was by his side as his almoner (official distributor of alms). From there his favor grew along with his titles.
Wolsey was instrumental for Henry since he was able to make all the difficcult decisions that Henry couldn’t be bothered with. The king preferred to ‘play’ and be merry instead of make the difficult decisions of a king. He was very lucky to have someone such as Wolsey to guide him.