Thursday, 6 June 2013

Wolsey's Closet

Wolsey's Closet is the only room that we know to have been one of the Cardinal's personal rooms. The ceiling clearly shows Wolsey's attempts at displaying where his loyalty lay: Tudor roses and the feathers of the Prince of Wales are both a part of the decoration. His own motto "Dominus michi adjutor" (The Lord my helper) can also be found on the ornate ceiling. It was Henry VIII who ordered the painted panels that is still a part of the interior. A small door leads into a minor room - or rather an alcove - which is believed to have been used as a wardrobe for the Cardinal. A fireplace has been installed which could be a sign that the Cardinal spent quite a lot of time in this room.

Close-up of the ceiling. Notice the red Tudor roses
within every square

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