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4) I am using the facsimile of The Book of Sir Thomas More for observations on the material text.
text1=1587_7787, which reproduces Hall's account yet adds: "And albeit the fall of this Sir Thomas More was reproachful, issuing from a treasonable offense, yet, as in pagans, many times there is something which may teach Christians lessons for their learning [and] to their shame.
These affinities were so broad and complex that it is probable that the Lovells also had a connection with the circle of Sir Thomas More and that, as has been suggested, the portrait may have come to be painted because of More's patronage of Holbein.
The Life and Death of Sir Thomas More, Knight, Sometymes Lord High Chancellor of England.
The standard edition is still The Correspondence of Sir Thomas More, ed.
with diverse other treatises: as of The Wicked Mammon: The Practice of Prelates, with expositions upon certain parts of the Scripture, and other books also answering to Sir Thomas More and other adversaries of the truth, no less delectable, than also most fruitful to be read.
I refer to The Booke of Sir Thomas More, the complexly
Bishop Tunstall turned to his friend Thomas More to produce a reply to Tyndale, and More produced a Dialogue Concerning Heresies--which brought an Answer to Sir Thomas More by Tyndale--which brought from More a sometimes hysterical work, Confutation of Tyndale, accusing his antagonist of discharging a "filthy foam of blasphemies out of his brutish beastly mouth.
The Pope's choice: Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, martyr for the unity of the Church, and for the integrity of the individual conscience.
The ostensible audience for his Instruction of a Christian Woman was the circle of Queen Catherine and Princess Mary and, through its translator Richard Hyde's connection with Sir Thomas More, More's circle as well; it would also have been read approvingly by men anxious to protect their daughters' and wives' physical chastity by keeping them at home and their mental chastity (to which Vives thought their physical chastity near allied) by severely restricting their reading.