Thomas More

[New Entry by Dominic Baker-Smith on March 19, 2014.] Thomas More (1478 - 1535) was an English lawyer, humanist, statesman, and Catholic martyr, whose paradoxical life is reflected in his
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[New Entry by Dominic Baker-Smith on March 19, 2014.] 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. Born to an affluent mercantile and professional family, he was representative of the lively intellectual culture which had evolved in fifteenth century London and which...

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