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The life of Thomas More

Peter Ackroyd

The life of Thomas More

by Peter Ackroyd

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Published by Vintage in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • More, Thomas, -- Sir, Saint, -- 1478-1535,
  • Christian philosophers -- England -- Biography,
  • Christian martyrs -- England -- Biography,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Ackroyd.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 434p., [16]p. of plates ;
    Number of Pages434
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19337012M
    ISBN 100749386401

    Description and explanation of the major themes of Thomas More (–). This accessible literary criticism is perfect for anyone faced with Thomas More (–) essays, papers, tests, exams, or for anyone who needs to create a Thomas More (–) lesson plan. Thomas More is simultaneously a historical personage, the author of Utopia, and a character in it—but the author’s resemblance to the character doesn’t mean the two are the the work, More visits Antwerp while on a diplomatic mission on behalf of King Henry VIII of England, and there he befriends Peter Giles and Raphael Hythloday; More’s record of the discussion he has .

    Today we know Sir Thomas More primarily as the author of Utopia, and as one of the more famous martyrs of Henry VIII’s reign. The popular image is of a man – principled, steadfast, courageous – who placed his own conscience above his king’s demands. Yet if you were to ask More’s contemporaries to describe .   The Life of Thomas Edison David Oshinsky talks about Edmund Morris’s “Edison,” and Tina Jordan discusses new memoirs by Demi Moore, Julie Andrews and Carly Simon.

      Thomas More is known for his book Utopia and for his untimely death in , after refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. He was canonized by the Catholic. The Life Of Sir Thomas More. In hoc signo vinces. ["In this sign, you will conquer"] Forasmuch as Sir Thomas More, Knight sometime Lord Chancellor of England, a man of singular virtue and of a clear unspotted conscience, (as witnesseth Erasmus), more pure and white than the whitest snow, and of such an angelical wit, as England, he saith, never had the like before, nor never .


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Thomas More, in full Sir Thomas More, also called Saint Thomas More, (born February 7,London, England—died July 6,London; canonized ; feast day June 22), English humanist and statesman, chancellor of England (–32), who was beheaded for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church of is.

Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More () was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and into the professional classes, Cited by:   Thomas More was the key counselor of King Henry VIII of England, who was tried for treason and beheaded in He is remembered for his book Utopia.

Learn more at the author made the character of Thomas More really come to life so much so that by the end of the book I felt I had a really good feel for what he was life as a man and also the difficulties he must have experienced living in those times with his strong beliefs.4/5(28).

Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More () was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and into the The life of Thomas More book.

Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More () was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and into the professional 4/5(6).

The conversation of More, Peter Giles, and Raphael Hythloday is interrupted while they enjoy a pleasant dinner, after which Hythloday gives an account of the whole life pattern of the Utopians.

Geographical Features. At the outset, Hythloday gives some geographical data, the shape, the length, and the breadth of the island. He neglects, however. Early life Thomas More was born in London on February 6,to John and Agnes More, whose families were connected with the city's legal community.

His father, John More, was the butler at the lawyer's club, Lincoln's Inn, as his father was before him. John very much wanted to be a lawyer himself. Excerpt from The Life of Sir Thomas More Some books are valuable for what they teach us and others we prize for what they are. William Roper's book about Sir Thomas More may justly claim a place amongst the select few which are no less rich in matter than pleasing in form/5.

Utopia (Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia, "A little, true book, not less beneficial than enjoyable, about how things should be in the new island Utopia") is a work of fiction and socio-political satire by Thomas More (–), written in Latin and published in The book is a frame narrative primarily Author: Thomas More.

Life of Sir Thomas More. Thomas More was knighted and has consequently been known as Sir Thomas More through the later years of his life and through succeeding centuries.

On the th anniversary of his death he was canonized by the Roman Catholic church and has sometimes been known as Saint Thomas More. "First published in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, London"--T.p. verso Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index A biography of Catholic martyr and saint, Thomas More, discussing his formidable intellect, political skill, and the steadfast faith that resulted in his beheading when he refused to follow King Henry VIII's lead in severing Pages: The Life of Sir Thomas More () "The King's good servant, but God's first."1.

Thomas More was born in Milk Street, London on February 7,son of Sir John More, a prominent judge. He was educated at St Anthony's School in London.

As a youth he served as a page in the household of Archbishop Morton, who anticipated More would become. Sir Thomas More’s Utopia explained with chapter summaries in just a few minutes.

Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe provides an in-depth analysis of the plot, characters, symbols. The Utopia of Sir Thomas More, in Latin from the Edition of Marchand in English from the 1st Ed. of Ralph Robynson's Translation in Thomas More from: $ The Life of Thomas More Chatto & Windus, £20 his novels and biographies are not separate entities but 'chapters of a much larger book', and his obsession with London is the obsession of a Author: Guardian Staff.

Sir Thomas More ( - ) was the first person to write of a 'utopia', a word used to describe a perfect imaginary world. More's book imagines a complex, self-contained community set on an island, in which people share a common culture and way of life. Sir Thomas More was a well-known Renaissance humanist, lawyer, author, philosopher and statesman, who lived from to and is particularly revered among Roman Catholics for his views on religion.

More was born in London and studied at the elite y’s School and then went on to study at the University of Oxford. Sir Thomas More’s Utopia explained with chapter summaries in just a few minutes. Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the summary of Sir Thomas More's novel Utopia.

Thomas More was born on 7 February to Sir John More and his wife Agnes. His father was a successful lawyer who later became a judge. Thomas received a good upbringing and was sent to one of the city’s finest schools, St.

Anthony’s School, for his education. Sir Thomas More was an English lawyer, philosopher, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He famously served as the Chancellor of England, being sentenced and beheaded for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church of : Charles River Editors.

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Thank you for your patience/5(16).Thomas More - Thomas More - Legacy: Though the triumph of Anglicanism brought about a certain eclipse of Thomas More, the publication of the state papers restored a fuller and truer picture of More, preparing public opinion for his beatification ().

He was canonized by Pius XI in May Though the man is greater than the writer and though nothing in his life “became .