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Sir Thomas More


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Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), known to Roman Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII of England and was Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. He was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1935 as one of the early martyrs of the schism ... more »

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  • ''Where are our castles now, where are our towers?''
    Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), British writer (SAINT THOMAS MORE). A Rueful Lamentation on the Death of Queen Elizabeth. . . Oxford Book of Sixteent...
  • ''For this is one of the ancientest laws among them; that no man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.''
    Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), British statesman, author. "Of the Religions in Utopia," bk. 2, Utopia (1516).
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