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  2. Thomas More - Wikipedia

    Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, [7] was an English lawyer, judge, [8] social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He also served Henry VIII as Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to May 1532. [9]

  3. Thomas More | Biography, Beliefs, Books, Utopia, Death ...

    Thomas More, English humanist and chancellor of England who was beheaded for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. He is recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Learn about his life, works, death, and legacy in this article.

  4. Thomas More - Utopia, Henry VIII & Facts - Biography

    Thomas More is known for his 1516 book 'Utopia' and for his untimely death in 1535, after refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. Updated: Oct 27, 2021 Photo:...

  5. Thomas More - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Thomas More (1478–1535) was an English lawyer, humanist, statesman, and Catholic martyr, whose paradoxical life is reflected in his contrasting titles: he was knighted by King Henry VIII in 1521 and canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1935.

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  6. Sir Thomas More - World History Encyclopedia

    Sir Thomas More (1478-1535 CE) was a lawyer, scholar, statesman, and Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) who was executed in July 1535 CE for his refusal to endorse Henry's break of the Church in England from the Catholic Church in Rome.

  7. BBC - History - Historic Figures: Thomas More (1478 - 1535)

    Sir Thomas More © More was an English lawyer, scholar, writer, member of parliament and chancellor in the reign of Henry VIII. He was executed for refusing to recognise Henry VIII's divorce and...

  8. Saint Thomas More summary | Britannica

    Below is the article summary. For the full article, see Thomas More . Saint Thomas More, (born Feb. 7, 1478, London, Eng.—died July 6, 1535, London; canonized May 19, 1935; feast day June 22), English statesman and humanist. He studied at Oxford and was successful as a lawyer from 1501. He served as an undersheriff of London (1510–18) and ...

  9. Thomas More - Humanist, Statesman, King's Servant | Britannica

    Listen to article Career as king’s servant of Thomas More On May 1, 1517, a mob of London apprentices attacked foreign merchants in the city. More’s role in quenching this Evil May Day riot inspired a scene, attributed to Shakespeare, in Sir Thomas More, a composite Elizabethan play.

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