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Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

Ipswich c. 1471 - Leicester 1530
English statesman
artist unknown

Leicester /  Cardinal Thomas Wolsey   Leicester /  Cardinal Thomas Wolsey


Stone statue, the head and right hand are modern replacements.

Information Sign

Tablet on a separate stone:
chancellor to henry viii
died at leicester abbey, 1530
buried in abbey grounds.
the statue was donated
to the city by wolsey
the international
knitwear firm
On the edge of the same stone:

presented by
the ... guide of the city of leicester


The statue was originally commissioned by hosiery firm Wolsey Ltd, and stood in their premises at King Street and Abbey Meadows. The company donated it the the City Council in 1979, when it was positioned in its present location.


Sources & Information


Location (N 52°38'49" - W 1°8'15")

Item Code: gbem014; Photograph: 25 October 2009
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