The V&A museum has raised £5m to buy the four bronze angels originally made for the tomb of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, who was planning a burial place of royal splendour for himself years before he died. They were appropriated with most of the rest of his property by his former friend and confidant Henry VIII, when the clergyman fell from grace over his failure to win an annulment for the king from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

( http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/feb/08/v-and-a-museum-buy-wolsey-tomb-angel-statues )

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