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Thomas Wolsey: Ipswich’s Greatest Son

Born in Ipswich, Thomas Wolsey was Henry VII's most trusted advisor and one of the most influential men in Europe. Accused of being a traitor, Wolsey suddenly fell from Henry's favour and died with all his worldly goods lost - including a set of bronze statues of angels he had commissioned for his tomb. Lost for five centuries, this year the angels return to Wolsey's home town on loan from the V&A.

Discover the man behind the story through the angels, the Charter that founded his school in Ipswich and his portrait. Explore some of the Ipswich Museums’ rarely displayed Tudor objects and delve deeper into Tudor Ipswich.

Christchurch Mansion

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Saturday, 14 October, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, 22 April, 2018 - 17:00

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