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To his Grace Dr Thomas Herring, Lord Archbishop of YORK,

This Plate is humbly Inscribed by his

ces most obedient Serv t

Graces

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Joseph Grove

THE

HISTORY

OF THE

LIFE and TIMES

OF

Cardinal WOLSET,

Prime Minister to King HENRY VIII.

I. Of his Birth, and the various
Steps he took to attain Pré-
ferment, connected with Af
fairs, both Foreign and Do-
meftick, from the Death of
EDWARD IV. to the End
of the Reign of HENRY
VII.
II. Of his Conduct and Ma-
nagement while Prime Mini-
fter, commencing with the
Reign of HENRY VIII. and
continued by way of Annals

to his Difgrace and Death, in-
cluding the general Tranfac-
tions of Europe.

III. Memoirs of the Emperor
CHARLES V. HENRY VIII.
and FRANCIS I. from the De-
mife of the Cardinal, to their
refpective Deaths.

IV. The Secret History of the

Cardinal, by George Caven-
dife, Efq; his Gentleman-ufher,
written in the Reign of PHILIP
and MARY.

In which are interspersed

The LIVES and memorable ACTIONS of the most eminent
Perfons: And the whole illuftrated with Political and
Moral Reflections.

Collected from Antient RECORDS, MANUSCRIPTS, and
HISTORIANS.

Adorn'd with CUTS, and a compleat INDEX.

Ne quid Falfi dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat. Cic.
Oh fatal Love of Fame! Ob glorious Heat!

Only deftructive to the Brave and Great.

ADDIS.

By JOSEPH GROVE, Gent.

The SECOND EDITION, VOL. IV.

LONDON:

Printed for J. WOOD, at the Royal-Exchange
MDCCXLVIII.”.

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His EXCELLENCY

WILLIAM,

Earl of HARRINGTON,
Lord-Lieutenant-General,

AND

General Governor of IRELAND.

My LORD,

HE important Service you

have render'd your Country, both in a Military and Civil Capacity; the ma

ny arduous Negotiations in which you have acquitted yourself with real Dig

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nity and the utmoft Reputation; and that general Protection and Encouragement, which LEARNING has ever found from your Hands, are Inducements that embolden me to hope your Excellency's Patronage of this Volume.

THE Actions of the great Statesman, whose Life I have attempted to write, were not only the Wonder of his own Age, but have afforded a large Field for the Difquifition of fucceeding Times. And therefore I have prefumed to lay them before so impartial a Judge as your Excellency, able at once to discover his Errors, and at the fame time generous enough to acknowledge his Virtues.

IT is doubtless with grateful Joy, that a neighbouring Nation has experienced the happy Effects of your Excellency's wife and equal Administra tion: Ireland will certainly in her

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