Sir Thomas More

Standard Name: More, Sir Thomas


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Education Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
St Leonard's emphasized intellectual, physical, and domestic development; girls were allowed the freedom of unsupervised daily walks. At this school Margaret learned to debate the merits of Erasmus , Martin Luther , and Sir Thomas More
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Austen
JA was descended on her mother's side from Margaret Roper , daughter of Sir Thomas More , a translator and letter-writer whose reputation for learning as well as for heroic virtue was still alive.
Dunning, Ronald. “Family connections were always worth preserving”. JASNA News, Vol.
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Dunning, Ronald. “Family connections were always worth preserving”. JASNA News, Vol.
, No. 2, p. 9.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Basset
Despite her personal achievements, Margaret Roper's fame has and to some extent still does rest primarily on her status as the eldest and favourite daughter of Thomas More , Lord Chancellor of England under Henry VIII
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Roper
MR and her father together watched from the Tower of London, where More was imprisoned, as five priests (one a personal friend) were tied to hurdles on which they would be dragged to the...
Family and Intimate relationships John Donne
His father died when he was four, and his mother married again. He was connected by marriage with the family of Sir Thomas More and Margaret Roper .
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Roper
Sir Thomas More , MR 's father, was beheaded (the sentence commuted from hanging because of the high office he had held), and his severed head displayed on a spike on Tower Bridge as that...
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Roper
The family of Thomas More were merchants and lawyers of London's bourgeois ruling class: Thomas duly became a lawyer and out of personal passion became a scholar of the new humanist learning. He married again...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary More
His may have had some historical link with that of the humanist Sir Thomas More , with whose descendants he did business. He died in 1698.
Makin, Bathsua et al. Educating English Daughters. Editors Teague, Frances et al., Iter Academic Press; Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Friends, Associates Emilie Barrington
EB 's friendship with Frederic Leighton was in its early stages connected with her friendship with his sister Alexandra Orr (author of A Handbook to the Works of Robert Browning). When she ceased to...
Instructor Margaret Roper
Margaret More, together with her siblings and Margaret Giggs , made up a whole School
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
taught in the More family home. They received an education which was exceptional in any case and even more so...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Swanwick
The title-page explained that AS 's dream was that of the Improvement of the Condition of the Lower Classes in London.
British Library Catalogue.
She opened by invoking the vision of More 's Utopia (1516) of citizens free...
Intertextuality and Influence Josephine Tey
Although Shakespeare 's Richard III clearly plays a major role in shaping the myth of Richard's villainy against which Tey writes, she alludes to this play only in passing, when a character comments on Laurence Olivier
Leisure and Society Margaret Roper
In 1527 or early 1528 MR was painted by Hans Holbein the Younger , in a group portrait of all of Thomas More's household. From the painting Holbein made a drawing (not now extant) and...
Literary responses Mary Basset
The editorial paragraph in the original publication said that MB wrote so much like her grandfather that their styles could hardly be told apart (a great compliment), and expressed the hope of having her work...
Literary responses Margaret Roper
Her father was so pleased with her epistolary skills that he showed her letters to such luminaries as Reginald Pole (who at first would not believe that this was really her work) and John Veysey


1508: Desiderius Erasmus, while staying with Sir...

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Desiderius Erasmus , while staying with Sir Thomas More on his second visit to England, wrote his Encomium Moriae (also known as In Praise of Folly), which was published the following year.

1516: Sir Thomas More published, not in England...

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Sir Thomas More published, not in England but at Louvain, his socio-politicalsatire and fantasyUtopia, written in Latin.

About September 1521: Erasmus reported his approval of his friend...

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About September 1521

Erasmus reported his approval of his friend Thomas More 's action in giving his whole household an education in good literature
Erasmus, Desiderius. Collected Works of Erasmus. Editors Schoeck, Richard J. and Beatrice Corrigan, University of Toronto Press.
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(females equally with males).

March 1524: Erasmus's Abbatis et Eruditae was published...

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March 1524

Erasmus 's Abbatis et Eruditae was published in his Colloquies.

About 1529: The Instruction of a Christian Woman, translated...

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About 1529

The Instruction of a Christian Woman, translated by Richard Hyrde from Juan Luis Vives of Valencia in Spain, was published, after the translator's death.

1887: Pope Leo XIII beatified Sir Thomas More....

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Pope Leo XIII beatified Sir Thomas More .

2 July 1927: Crosby Hall in Chelsea (a building originally...

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2 July 1927

Crosby Hall in Chelsea (a building originally located in Bishopsgate in the City of London, once owned by Sir Thomas More , probably later rented by Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke , moved stone...

June 1961: Margaret Stanley Wrench wrote and published...

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June 1961

Margaret Stanley Wrench wrote and published a book for children entitled The Story of Thomas More, illustrated by Kenneth Ody .


Guthkelch, Adolph Charles, and Sir Thomas More. “Note; Introduction”. Utopia, edited by George Sampson and George Sampson, G. Bell and Sons, 1914, p. v - vii; xi-xxv.
More, Sir Thomas. “Of the sorowe, werinesse, feare, and prayer of Christ before hys taking”. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght, edited by William Rastell and William Rastell, translated by. Mary Basset, John Cawod, John Waly, and Richarde Tottell, 1557, pp. 1350-04.
More, Sir Thomas, and Sir Thomas More. “Of the sorowe, werinesse, feare, and prayer of Christ before hys taking”. Early Tudor Translators, edited by Lee Cullen Khanna, translated by. Mary Basset, Ashgate, 2001.
More, Sir Thomas. St. Thomas More’s History of the Passion. Editor Hallett, Philip Edward, Translator Basset, Mary, Burns, Oates, and Washbourne, 1941.
More, Sir Thomas. The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Yale University Press, 1997.