More, Thomas (1478–1535)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Hill, B. V. 2011. More, Thomas (1478–1535). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
English attorney, humanist, author, statesman, martyr. Internationally famous as a statesman and humanist, More was immortalized by martyrdom. Executed as a traitor for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as supreme head of the Church in England, More was recognized by the Roman church as a martyr, beatified by Pope Leo XIII (1886), canonized by Pope Pius XI (1935), and named patron saint of politicians. More represented English humanism and principled resistance to 16th century changes in English politics and religion.
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