Cardinal Reginald Pole takes possession

1553 AD

Cardinal Reginald Pole takes possession

Reginald Pole was an English cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the last Roman Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, holding the office from 1556 to 1558, during the Counter Reformation.  He died on influenza on 17th November 1558 – the same day as Mary I.

A detailed account of his life is given in the Luminarium Project: England under the Tudors