By George Cavendish (at Wikipedia although this was unknown in Pepys’ time. It was first printed in 1641. Read the full text at

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Michael Robinson  •  Link

The life and death of Thomas Woolsey, Cardinal; once Arch Bishop of York, and Lord Chancellour of England. Containing 1. The original of his promotion, and the way he took to obtain it. 2. The continuance in his magnificence. 3. His negotiations concerning the peace with France and the Netherlands. 4. His fall, death, and burial. Wherein are things remarkable for these times. Written by one of his own servants, being his gentleman usher.
London : printed for Dorman Newman, and are to be sold at the Chyrurgeons Armes in Little Brittain, near the Hospital Gate, 1667.

8vo., [16], 157, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates, frontis. portrait (plate) of Thomas Wolsey.
The words "1. The original ... death, and burial." are bracketed together on title page.

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C1618. PL 794.

Originally published in 1641 as: 'The negotiations of Thomas Woolsey, the great cardinall of England ..." Undated reprint circa 1650 'for the good of the commonwealth ...' Later editions in 1708 and ?1761.
Formerly attributed to the author’s brother, Sir William Cavendish.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

The negotiations of Thomas Woolsey, the great Cardinall of England containing his life and death, viz. (1) the originall of his promotion, (2) the continuance in his magnificence, (3) his fall, death, and buriall / composed by one of his owne servants, being his gentleman-vsher.
Cavendish, George, 1500-1561?, Cavendish, William, Sir, 1505?-1557.
London: Printed for William Sheeres, 1641.
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