Thomas Wolsey was greatly interested in education and was one of the most influential people in England at the time, seconded only by the King himself. He sought permission to build a school in Ipswich, which was to act as a feeder to what is now Christ Church, Oxford, which he also founded. The school was built and opened in 1528 near to St Peter’s Church, but was soon dismantled after his fall from power. The gateway to the Cardinal College of St. Mary is now all that remains of his vision for his home town, the gateway is commonly known as Wolsey’s Gate.
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