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Thomas More

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Saint Thomas More, 1478–1535, English statesman and author of Utopia, celebrated as a martyr in the Roman Catholic Church. He received a Latin education in the household of Cardinal Morton and at Oxford. Through his contact with the new learning and his friendships with Colet, Lyly, and Erasmus, More became an ardent humanist. As a successful London lawyer, he attracted the attention of Henry VIII, served him on diplomatic missions, entered the king’s service in 1518, and was knighted in 1521. More held important government offices and, despite his disapproval of Henry’s divorce from Katharine of Aragón, he was made lord... Read More

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Saint Thomas More
Selected Writings
Written by Thomas More
Edited by John F. Thornton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $13.00

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Thomas More is perhaps most familiar to us from his courageous struggle with Henry VIII, unforgettably portrayed in Robert Bolt’s classic, A Man for All Seasons. But that final struggle, which ended in his execution for treason, was only the crowning act in a life that he had... Read more >

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Utopia

Written by Thomas More


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 28, 1992
Price: $17.00

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