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  Thomas More - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both More's and Shakespeare's works are controversial among modern historians for their exceedingly unflattering portrayal of King Richard, a bias due at least in part to the authors' allegiance to the reigning Tudor dynasty, which had wrested the throne from Richard at the end of the Wars of the Roses.
Thomas Cromwell, at the time the most powerful of the king's advisors, brought forth the Solicitor General, Richard Rich, to testify that More had, in his presence, denied that the king was the legitimate head of the church.
More was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886 and canonized with John Fisher after a mass petition of English Catholics in 1935, as in some sense a 'patron saint of politics' in protest against the rise of secular, anti-religious regimes like Nazism and Communism.
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 The Life of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)
Thomas More was born in Milk Street, London on February 7, 1478, son of Sir John More, a prominent judge.
More had garnered Henry's favor, and was made Speaker of the House of Commons in 1523 and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1525.
In April, 1534, More refused to swear to the Act of Succession and the Oath of Supremacy, and was committed to the Tower of London on April 17.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Thomas More
It is absurd to assert that More was disgusted with monastic corruption, that he 'loathed monks as a disgrace to the Church'.
More denied the chief charges of the indictment, which was enormously long, and denounced Rich, the solicitor-general and chief witness against him as a perjuror.
Thomas More was formally beatified by Pope Leo XIII, in the Decree of 29 December, 1886.
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 Thomas More - MSN Encarta
More was born in London on February 7, 1478, and educated at Canterbury Hall (now Christ Church), University of Oxford.
More became lord chancellor in 1529; he was the first layman to hold the post.
More was tried the following year; he refused to take an oath of supremacy, asserting that Parliament did not have the right to usurp papal authority in favor of the king.
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 Saint Thomas More | Catholic-Pages.com
Saint Thomas More was born of Sir John and Agnes More on the 6th of February, 1478.
Thomas spent some fifteen months in the Tower, and two behaviors mark his time there: the quiet acceptance of his imprisonment, and the care and love he shewn his daughter Margaret.
Thomas was led to Tower Hill, where he jested the officials, prayed to the crowd for him, protested that he was dying for the Roman Catholic Church, and said his prayers and recited the Miserere before kissing the headsman.
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 Thomas More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
More was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1935, in which he became the patron saint of lawyers and politicians.
Thomas was educated at St Anthony's School and was later a page in the service of John Morton, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who declared that young Thomas would become a "marvellous man".
More was beatified by the Pope in 1886 and canonized in 1935.
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 Saint Thomas More
Thomas More was born at Milk Street in the city of London on the 7th of February, 1478, the son of John More who was later a judge of the King's Bench.
Thomas More was twice married, first in 1505 to a daughter of John Colt of New Hall in Essex.
Thomas More was beatified in 1886, canonized a Saint of the Holy Catholic Church in 1935, and is greatly respected by attorneys and fathers of families as a good and quiet man whose life and conduct are most worthy of emulation.
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 Thomas More - Books and Biography
More coined the term "utopia" which is a pun meaning both "good place" and "no place." More's Utopia is discovered on a voyage to the newly discovered Americas.
In contrast to the Platonic Republic, More's society is a communistic democracy and not an aristocracy with communism confined to the ruling elite.
More's Utopia established the genre of philosophical utopias much the way in which Montaigne and Bacon established the essay as a philosophical form.
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 St. Thomas More
Thomas More's father was a highly-esteemed citizen of London, Sir John More, lawyer and judge; his mother was Agnes, daughter of Thomas Grainger.
More had led the opposition in Parliament to excessive royal taxation, and brought the king's ire down on himself and his father, old Sir John More, who was imprisoned in the Tower for a time and fined a hundred pounds.
Thereupon Thomas More was committed to the custody of one of the commissioners, William Benson, abbot of Westminster.
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 Sir Thomas More, 1478-1535
The English statesman, Sir Thomas More, later canonized as Saint Thomas More (1935), was born the son of a lawyer who later became a judge.
In 1534 Henry was declared head of the English Church and More's refusal to recognize any other head of the church then the pope led to his sentence for high treason after a harsh imprisonment in the Tower for more than a year.
His daughter Margaret, the wife of his biographer William Roper (Life of Sir Thomas More), was distinguished for her high character, accomplishments, and pious devotion to her father.
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 Saints - Thomas More
Thomas More's accomplishments as a lawyer were not unnoticed and he was named undersheriff of London.
Thomas More's manor in Chelsea was renowned as the place for intellectuals of the time to gather and share ideas.
On July 1, 1535, Thomas More was charged with high treason for denying the king's authority granted by the Act of Supremacy; he was found guilty, thanks to false testimony, and was sentenced to death.
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Thomas More was the quintessential "Renaissance man"--a writer, scholar, statesman, diplomat, political theorist and patron of the arts.
As a counselor to Henry, More became a member of the King's Council (1517), Under-Treasurer of England (1521), Speaker of the House of Commons (1523), and finally Lord Chancellor (1529).
More's religious polemics begin with his editing of Henry's response to Luther's attempts at Reformation, a publication which earned his king the title "Defender of the Faith." When Luther responds to Henry's attack, More replied--his identity hidden by a pseudonym--with Responsio ad Lutherum, clearly in Latin (1523).
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 Sir Thomas More (play) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Thomas More is an Elizabethan play that depicts the life of Thomas More.
Then, several years later, the play was heavily revised by another team of playwrights, including Thomas Heywood, Thomas Dekker and, perhaps, William Shakespeare.
More quells a riot against Lombard 'strangers' ie immigrants, is imprisoned, and then executed.
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 Thomas More's Political Martyrdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For his failure and eventual refusal to swear to the Act of Succession and the Act of Supremacy, Thomas More was forced to resign and imprisoned in the Bell Tower at the Tower of London.
More finally fell prey to the Act of Treason, which allowed his reluctance to swear to be interpreted as an act of malice against the king.
More's defense on this point was silence, although he defended himself vigorously in the trial.
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 Sir Thomas More
In the spring of 1534, Thomas More was taken to the Tower of London, and after fourteen months in prison, the brilliant author of UTOPIA, friend of Erasmus and the humanities, and former Lord Chancellor of England was beheaded on Tower Hill.
Based on the critical edition of More's correspondence, this volume begins with letters penned by More to Cromwell and Henry VIII in February 1534 and ends with More's last words to his daughter, Margaret Roper, on the eve of his execution.
More writes on a host of topics--prayer and penance, the right use of riches and power, the joys of heaven, psychological depression and suicidal temptations, the moral compromises of those who imprisoned him, and much more.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: William Roper: The Life of Sir Thomas More
Sir Thomas More was born in London in 1478, and died on Tower Hill in 1535, along with Bishop John Fisher of Rochester.
Then took Sir Thomas More his boat towards his house at Chelsea, wherein by the way he was very merry, and for that was I nothing sorry, hoping that he had gotten himself discharged out of the Parliament Bill.
More) that you are a man both wise and well learned, as well in the laws of the Realm, as otherwise, I pray you therefore, Sir, let me be so bold as of good will to put unto you this case.
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 BBC - History - Sir Thomas More (1477 - 1535)
Thomas More - lawyer, prolific writer, MP and statesman - was Chancellor of England between 1529 and 1532.
More took on the post of Lord Chancellor just when King Henry had become determined to obtain a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, something forbidden by church law.
In 1935 Thomas More was recognised as a catholic saint.
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 More, Sir Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
More held important government offices and, despite his disapproval of Henry’s divorce from Katharine of Aragón, he was made lord chancellor at the fall of Wolsey (1529).
Because of his refusal to subscribe to the Act of Supremacy, which impugned the pope’s authority and made Henry the head of the English Church, he was imprisoned (1534) in the Tower and finally beheaded on a charge of treason.
More was beatified (1886) by a decree of Pope Leo XIII, canonized (1935) by Pius XI, and proclaimed (2000) the patron saint of politicians by John Paul II.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Sir Thomas More: Utopia, 1516
More, both in your opinion of me, and in the judgment you make of things: for as I have not that capacity that you fancy I have, so, if I had it, the public would not be one jot the better, when I had sacrificed my quiet to it.
More knows well what he was), that was not less venerable for his wisdom and virtues than for the high character he bore.
More, I have run out into a tedious story, of the length of which I had been ashamed, if, as you earnestly begged it of me, I had not observed you to hearken to it, as if you had no mind to lose any part of it.
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 FT June/July 1999: Thomas More for Our Season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
More saw Luther’s advocacy of lawless law to be at the heart of their culture war.
More was caught between two authorities and the question for him, the commands of both being clear, was which authority was superior.
More’s warnings to the rioters in London could equally be applied to England and Spain in Pinochet’s case: You have taught that insolence and self—righteousness should prevail.
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 Thomas More College Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thomas More senior Mark Carlisle (Canal Winchester, OH/Bloom Carroll) has been recently named to the Street and Smith's Division III All-America team.
Thomas More's class of 2007 grew by two as the Saints got commitments from a prep battery mates.
Thomas More was eliminated for the NCAA Division III tournament with a 4-1 loss to Denison.
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 St. Thomas More
Born to a prosperous London family, Thomas More was a precocious and diligent student.
More, whose rhetorical skills had been honed at the Inns of Court, enthusiastically joined this new humanism, publishing a wide-ranging body of work.
More, who profoundly believed in the sanctity of the Catholic church, bitterly opposed these "newe men" of Protestantism.
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 Thomas More
Sir Thomas More (later canonized St. Thomas More) is famous for his book Utopia (1515) and for his martyrdom.
The Trial of Sir Thomas More, 1535 descrives Moore's legal travails with Hentry VIII.
The St Thomas More web page with biographies, writing and publications of organizations.
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 Thomas More College Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thomas More finished third in the PAC last season with a 4-2 record, 6-4 overall.
The Thomas More football team boasted the more gridiron athletes on the Presidents' Athletic Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Thomas More will kick off its season on September 3 when they travel to face the Hanover Panthers, and the PAC opener will be the following week as the Saints will take on the Bethany Bison in Bethany, W.Va.
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 Amazon.com: Life of Thomas More, The: Books: Peter Ackroyd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
More was not, however, a reactionary except when the radicalism of the Lutherans pushed him to stringent and violent acts needed to defend the integrity of his perception of the Christian world.
Thomas More was born in London in 1478.
More persecuted his countrymen who deviated from the Catholic faith, and published vile condemnations of Luther, and eventually, knowingly, and humbly, sacrificed his own life to his own interpretation of that faith.
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