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More, Sir Thomas, (1478-1535), Knight Lord Chancellor Author

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Surname: More
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Thomas
Gender: Male
Date: 1478-1535
History: Published 'Utopia' in 1516. Succeeded Wolsey as Lord Chancellor of England in 1529. Vexed King Henry VIII by his opposition to the relaxation of the heresy laws, and resigned the chancellorship in 1532. Refused to take an oath that should impugn the pope's authority, or assume the justice of the king's divorce from Catherine of Aragon, and was committed to the Tower of London. Found guilty of high treason and executed. Canonized 1935.
Biography: ODNB link for More, Sir Thomas (1478-1535) Knight Lord Chancellor Author
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275638 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P165994 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir Thomas More
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
letters and literary MSS
See information in published source
See Index of English literary MSS vol 1 1450-1625
misc letters and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
misc letters and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
letters written in the Tower and papers
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections