By Thomas More

This resource booklet brings jointly vintage texts through and approximately Thomas More—poet, pupil, statesman, relations guy, academic reformer, thinker, historian, and saint. as well as serving as an advent to More’s lifestyles and writings for the overall reader, this assortment is a valuable better half to the learn of More’s literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the research of sixteenth-century heritage, literature, philosophy, or politics. The writings concentration upon More’s perspectives of schooling, political conception, church-state relatives, love and friendship, useful politics, and the vexing problems with sense of right and wrong. They make clear the special Christian humanism that extra expressed and embodied. additionally incorporated during this e-book are 3 recognized sixteenth-century bills of More’s existence by means of Erasmus, Roper, and a workforce of London playwrights together with William Shakespeare.

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Death of Jane Marriage to Alice Governance of his home Attitude towards stepmothers and relatives 1  Earliest Accounts of More’s Life 2 3 Attitude towards money As a lawyer Civil service as lawyer and judge Loved by Londoners Serving the king No bribes children, and his sisters that his relations with them are never oppressive, nor yet does he ever fall short in his family duties. From any love of filthy lucre he is absolutely free. To provide for his children he has earmarked as much of his resources as he considers sufficient for them; and the rest he spends liberally.

Guy, Thomas More, pp. –; Bradshaw, pp. –. . Guy, Thomas More, p. . Introduction xxxi understand better the theory informing the drama of this man of conscience and integrity. 100 Part one presents three sixteenth-century accounts of More’s life, penned by different figures under widely different circumstances. This letter of Erasmus to a fellow renaissance reformer presents More as the embodiment of Erasmus’ vision of rebirth and renewal. ”101 The Life of Sir Thomas More (c.

Jane Colt, from Netherhall, Essex. 14 He arranged for her education and made her skilled in music of every kind, and had (it is clear) almost succeeded in making her a person with whom he would gladly have shared his whole life, had not an early death removed her from the scene, after she had borne him several children. Of these there survive three daughters, Margaret, Alice, and Cecily, and one son, John. Nor did he endure to remain a widower for very long, though the advice of his friends urged a different course.

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