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Thomas More - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Thomas More

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Sir Thomas More, author of Utopia and subject of Robert Bolt's 1960 play A Man for All Seasons
Thomas More   (1478 - 1535)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  December 2, 1477
London, England
 
Died:  May 13, 1535
Tower Hill, London, England
 
Related authors:
Desiderius Erasmus, Thomas Cranmer
 
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Thomas More - LIFE STORIES
 
 
7/6/1535     More's Last Letter, Last Kiss
On this day in 1535, Sir Thomas More was beheaded, his punishment for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church of England, and husband of as many as he pleased. More's last letter, written in charcoal from the Tower on the eve of his execution, praises his daughter Margaret for showing the authorities that she too "hath no leisure to look to worldly courtesy."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Last Letters of Thomas More
by Thomas More, Alvaro De Silva (Editor)
letters
 
Utopia
non-fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts
by Robert Bolt
drama
 
The Life of Thomas More
by Peter Ackroyd
biography
 
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Centre for Thomas More Studies
Offers resources for students and teachers, including electronic texts, study guides, and lesson plans. Also offers a biography, bibliography, quotes, and letters written by More to his wife and associates (including Erasmus), including the author's prison correspondence.

"Thomas More never articulates in one place his political philosophy, but throughout his writings he does make clear statements about human nature, the best way of life, the origin of society, the source and extent of authority, the nature of the best regime, the basis and role of law, and the task of education. Considering all of these together, one can discern a coherent theory of natural law based on both reason and revelation."
EnglishHistory.net
Features a thorough biography and primary sources including More's last letter (written to his daughter with a stick of charcoal the day before his execution), and an eyewitness account of the author's death. Also offers information on Tudor England, biographies of the six wives of Henry VIII, and more. A useful resource for students and teachers.
Luminarium
Offers images and links to resources including electronic texts, student essays, and literary analysis.
Modern History SourceBook
Find an intimate account of the life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law, William Roper. The full text to Utopia is also provided.
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