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Thomas Stapleton, The Life And Illustrious Martyrdom Of Sir Thomas More, trans.
Souvenir Programme of the Production of Sir Thomas More.
See generally Summary of Statement of Sir Thomas More (July 6, 1535), in 8 LETTERS AND PAPERS, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, OF THE REIGN OF HENRY VIII 394, 394-96 (James Gairdner ed.
Your mission today is to figure out what cost Sir Thomas More his life--what issues did he believe in so strongly that he chose death rather than deny his principles.
Four hundred years later he was canonised, and, last year, Pope John Paul II proclaimed Sir Thomas More the patron saint of politicians.
And yet we may still wonder: Was Sir Thomas More simply a machine of the church and state, enjoying a life of wealth and pomp as a member of the royal court?
Johnson introduces excerpts from More's compositions by remarking, "Of the works of Sir Thomas More it was necessary to give a larger specimen [than that by Sir John Fortescue], both because our language was then in a great degree formed and settled, and because it appears from Ben Johnson, that his works were considered as models of pure and elegant style.
Perhaps some of the credit should go to Sir Thomas More.
For further discussion of More's depiction, see Sir Thomas More, ed.
The author ends this examination of the ideal garden with this portrayal of an authoritarian and alienated Sir Thomas More who finds himself in an unedenic landscape largely of his own making.
Cardinal Fisher and Sir Thomas More had been imprisoned in the Tower on April 17, 1534, for refusing to take the Oath to the Act of Succession.
It has been suggested that the pets may have an heraldic or other significance which could lead to her identity, and that the lady's resemblance to one of the figures in the preparatory drawing for the lost painting of the family of Sir Thomas More points to her having come from More's family or acquaintances, or at least from the influential court circles from whom Holbein drew his clientele at this time.