Sir Thomas More

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Noun1.Sir Thomas More - English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheadedSir Thomas More - English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
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Socrates's condemnation of himself to be maintained in all honor in the Prytaneum, during his life, and Sir Thomas More's playfulness at the scaffold, are of the same strain.
SIR THOMAS MORE AND HIS 'UTOPIA.' Out of the confused and bitter strife of churches and parties, while the outcome was still uncertain, issued a great mass of controversial writing which does not belong to literature.
One of the most attractive and finest spirits of the reign of Henry VIII was Sir Thomas More. A member of the Oxford group in its second generation, a close friend of Erasmus, his house a center of humanism, he became even more conspicuous in public life.
The case study, about how one speech from Sir Thomas More, the play in which Shakespeare had a hand, is remediated online, provides for a close encounter with Shakespeare as a token or conduit of intercultural exchange and, at the same time, instance the difficulties that inhere in this very encounter, or the desire for it.
This range refers to Sir Thomas More's challenge to privacy in Utopia, and John Milton's spiritual privacy in Paradise Lost.
Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478-6 July 1535), is today venerated by Catholics as Saint Thomas More.
In what Rastell records as "A devout prayer, made by sir Thomas More, knight, after he was condemned to die, and before he was put to death," More writes: "Good Lord, give me the grace in all my fear and agony to have recourse to that great fear and wonderful agony, that thou my sweet savior had at the mount of Olives before thy most bitter passion, and in the meditation thereof, to conceive spiritual comfort and consolation profitable for my soul." (64) In the last prayer More ever writes, he composes a personal reflection not only upon his fate but also upon his De Tristitia, a debate with Church Fathers that becomes a dialogue with Christ.
Thomas Wilson describes More's reputation in the 1560 book The Art of Rhetoric, writing that "Sir Thomas More with us here in England had an excellent gift not only in this kind [his use of irony] but also in all other pleasant delights" (175).
The Artistic Links between William Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More: Radically Different Richards by Charles A.
In An Apology for Poetry Sir Philip Sidney remarks that Sir Thomas More's "way of patterning a Commonwealth was most absolute, though hee perchaunce hath not so absolutely perfourmed it," (3) with the clear implication that More had set out to describe a perfect commonwealth in the proper manner but had failed in the execution.
Central to this effort is, of course, Sir Thomas More's Utopia.