What’s in the Cardinal’s Cup?

What’s in the Cardinal’s Cup?

Wolsey 550 at The Thomas Wolsey, Ipswich

Dates & Times

Saturday 18 May 2024

18:30 - 20:00

Prices: £10* (*a 10% booking fee applies on top of this price). Please note that this event is being held in a room up a narrow staircase. Please contact Eleanor ([email protected] or 07906 766962) to discuss access requirements. Strictly 18+
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In the historic setting of The Thomas Wolsey pub, join Martyn Cornell, an award-winning writer and leading authority on British beer, to explore the history of medieval brewing and what was in Cardinal Wolsey’s cup. Once you’ve dived into the history, you’ll be guided through a beer tasting by a local brewery.

Who was Thomas Wolsey?

Thomas Wolsey was an English statesman and Catholic cardinal. When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509, Wolsey became the king’s almoner. Wolsey’s affairs prospered and by 1514 he had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state. He also held important ecclesiastical appointments.

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