Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fact of the Day: Thomas More

Thomas More had a very interesting life, he had an active role in the government of King Henry VIII, and also wrote a book called Utopia which coined the term and established the concept. He was ultimately executed for opposing King Henry VIII's break with the Catholic Church and refusing to change. In the 20th century, the Catholic Church made him a saint. The Soviet Union also honored him as Utopia featured a lot of "communist" ideas. 

9 comments:

  1. Sure sounds like he got around. Figures religion would be his downfall

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  2. There's a church I used to go to called St.Thomas More:D

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  3. Thomas More is also the patron saint of lawyers.

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  4. He was a Man of All Seasons.

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  5. Thomas More is one of the historical figures I remember most from high school. I was definitely thinking of him when I visited the Tower of London.

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  6. he stood by what he believed and cost him his head.

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