Hi Evonne: I have read a lot about Cardinal Pole, and I have visited his grave in Canterbury Cathedral. I don't know how much you know about the Poles, but they are one of the most fascinating families in English history.
The best book I have ever seen on the life of Cardinal Pole is "Reginald Pole, Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury," by Frederick George Lee, D.D. I saw the book in the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth, Dyfed, Wales. I wrote to them and had them xerox the entire book for me, and I have had it hard bound.
I also purchased a microfilm of the book and gave it to the LDS Library in Salt Lake City. This microfilm, or a copy of it, could be ordered from them for review for only $3.75.
But you need to know a lot more about the entire Pole family, not just Cardinal Pole, if you are related to the cardinal. The family were the only male descendants of the Plantagenet kings of England, and they were therefore a threat to the Tudors and the Stuarts. As a result the family was persecuted into near extinction to protect the Tudors and Stuarts. Their relationships with each of the monarchs after the death of the last Plantagenet king, and their subsequent survival, have been suppressed in England. But, believe me, they did survive.
I have covered a lot of this information in one chapter of my book "Moran Exodus From Offaly," which was published in 1995. Copies of the book are still available, but it can also be reviewed via the LDS Library because they have also microfilmed the book.
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