Sir thomas more the longtime friend and teacher of henry viii , sir thomas more is a pious christian lawyer and humanist who abhors war and tries to advise henry against it he nevertheless believes that stern action is required to combat the rise of lutheranism, maintaining every form of staunch catholic tradition in his home, where he is. Over the centuries, biographers of thomas more have always praised him and made him an example for their own times he was a man for all seasons this tudor prelate and lord chancellor of england shared human qualities identifiable in all ages - pride, love, ambition, generosity, hypocrisy, and greed. Sir thomas more the life of the english humanist and statesman sir thomas more (1478-1535) exemplifies the political and spiritual upheaval of the reformation the author of utopia, he was beheaded for opposing the religious policy of henry viii  thomas more was born in london on feb. Sir thomas more (7 february 1478 – 6 july 1535), also known as saint thomas more, was an english lawyer, author, and statesman during his lifetime he earned a reputation as a leading humanist scholar and occupied many public offices, including that of lord chancellor from 1529 to 1532.
Sir thomas more was born in 1478 he had the advantage as a child of being born into a wealthy family his father, john, was a judge and in an era when few were educated, more went to st anthony’s school in london. Get this from a library thomas more : a biography [richard marius] -- a biography describing the life, work, and times of the lord chancellor and champion of the catholic church. Sir thomas more (aka st thomas more) (1478 - 1535) was an english philosopher, scholar, statesman and writer of the renaissance period his writing and scholarship earned him a great reputation as a christian humanist scholar in continental europe, and was famously described by robert whittington as a man for all seasons.
At chelsea, more wrote the famous work entitled utopia, a witty exposé of the superficiality of english life and the flagrant vices of english law in 1529, sir thomas more was appointed by henry viii lord chancellor of england. Thomas more was born in london on february 7, 1478, son of judge sir john more he studied at oxford university and later studied law at new inn one of his first works was a translation of a latin biography of pico della mirandola, published in 1510. Life and writings of sir thomas more, lord chancellor of england and martyr under henry viii life and writings of sir thomas more, lord chancellor of england and martyr under henry viii by publication date 1892 usage public domain mark 10 topics christian saints -- biography, more, thomas, saint, 1478-1535, more, thomas, sir, saint.
Thomas more (1478–1535) was an english lawyer, humanist, statesman, and catholic martyr, whose paradoxical life is reflected in his contrasting titles: he was knighted by king henry viii in 1521 and canonized by pope pius xi in 1935. Sir thomas more (7 february 1478 – 6 july 1535), venerated in the catholic church as saint thomas more, was an english lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted renaissance humanist he was also a lover to henry viii , and lord high chancellor of england from october 1529 to 16 may 1532 [3. Short biography of thomas more thomas more was born 1478, in milk street, london and was the eldest son of a lawyer sir john more after contemplating become a monk in the carthusian order, thomas more followed in the footsteps of his father and trained to be a lawyer at oxford university.
Sir thomas more (aka st thomas more) (1478 - 1535) was an english philosopher, scholar, statesman and writer of therenaissance period his writing and scholarship earned him a great reputation as a christian humanist scholar in continental europe, and was famously described. Sir thomas more was an english social philosopher and statesman who served as a councilor to king henry viii and lord high chancellor of england from 1529 to 1532 a noted renaissance humanist and a staunch catholic, he opposed the protestant reformation, in particular the theology of martin luther and william tyndale. S house, ‘sir thomas more and holy orders: more's views of the english clergy both secular and regular’, phd diss, u st andr, 1987 p ackroyd, the life of thomas more (1997) opus epistolarum des.
More's first substantial literary work - an english translation of a biography of catholic humanist philosopher pico della mirandola (1505) - reflected a period when he seriously considered taking holy orders. Sir thomas more renaissance man biography the arrow is pointing at england the part of europe that is outlined in red is the holy roman empire geography and formation of renaissance england is located northwest of the european continent and east of ireland. Thomas more biography, life, interesting facts thomas more was a well-known english social philosopher he was a statesman from the year 1529-1532. Sir thomas more, 1478-1535 famed english humanist philosopher, lawyer and politician oxford-educated thomas more was a good friend of erasmus of rotterdam and collaborated on the general humanist project to revamp catholic learning and theology in the light of the classical rationalism revived by the renaissance, while simultaneously fighting the schismatic tendencies of the radical.
Indeed, the last fifteen months of thomas more’s life have the dramatic impact of a shakespearean play in april of 1534, the former lord chancellor, a respected lawyer, writer, and statesman, was summoned to the palace of the archbishop of canterbury to testify before king henry viii’s commissioners. Sir thomas more, an english genius of letters, wrote his last note using a piece of charcoal on this day, july 5, 1535 days earlier he had been sentenced to be hung and disemboweled, but henry viii had changed the sentence to beheading. Thomas more, in full sir thomas more, also called saint thomas more, (born february 7, 1478, london, england—died july 6, 1535, london canonized may 19, 1935 feast day june 22), english humanist and statesman, chancellor of england (1529–32), who was beheaded for refusing to accept king henry viii as head of the church of england. More makes sense—to the extent we can make sense of him at all—only as a man of essentially late medieval temperament led toward an early modern center of gravity by his enthusiasm for the excitements of christian humanist intellectual life.
Sir thomas more ( february 7, 1478 - july 6, 1535) was an english lawyer, author, statesman, and a catholic martyr during his lifetime he earned a reputation as a leading humanist scholar at oxford university and occupied many public offices, including that of lord chancellor from 1529 to 1532. A short sir thomas more biography describes sir thomas more's life, times, and work more remained a profoundly religious catholic though he had decided he could better serve his god as a lay christian, more still followed many of the ascetic practices of monks: rising early, fasting, engaging in prolonged prayer, and wearing a hair shirt. Boston college law library the more collection was purchased by the boston college law school in 1961 from the estate of arthur brown it contains approximately 100 titles focused on the life and work of sir thomas more, patron saint of lawyers and ardent defender of the catholic church. Sir thomas more was an english lawyer, writer, and politician during his lifetime he earned a reputation as a leading humanist scholar and occupied many high public offices born in london, thomas more was the eldest son of a successful lawyer and attended the university of oxford for two years, where he studied latin and logic.