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St. Thomas More Of London - A Vision Book - by Elizabeth M. Ince

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This wonderful book for young readers presents the remarkable life of the great English martyr, St. Thomas More, in an engaging and easy-to-read style.

St. Thomas More, the light-hearted but heroic Chancellor of England, comes to life in this biography by Elizabeth M. Ince. Raised in the London of the late 1400's, Thomas was a bright student eager for knowledge. When serving as a page for Cardinal Morton, the Archbishop of Canterbury noticed Thomas' bright wit and sent him to Oxford. There young Thomas became a scholar of great repute, and later one of the greatest lawyers that Englad had ever seen. Going on to serve his King, Thomas More soon became one of Henry VIII's most trusted advisors. But then the unthinkable happened.

King Henry VIII defied Rome and set himself up as the head of the Church in England, commanding all of his subjects to acknowledge him as such. Sir Thomas resigned as Chancellor rather than betray his faith, but his defiance came at a price. King Henry soon had him arrested and charged with treason. On July 6, 1535, Sir Thomas More was beheaded for high treason and became a martyr for the Church.

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0-89870-932-6
9780898709322
164
8"  (20.3 cm) x 5 1/4"  (13.3 cm) x 0 1/2"  (1.27 cm)
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1957

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St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/22
Tridentine Calendar - 06/22


Patron Of: Adopted Children, Civil Servants, Court Workers, Difficult Marriages, Large Families, Lawyers, Politicians, Statesmen, Stepparents, Widowers

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    Studied at London and Oxford. Page for the Archbishop of Canterbury. Lawyer. Twice married, father of one son and three daughters, and a devoted family man. Writer. Friend of King Henry VIII. Lord Chancellor of England, a position of power second only to the king. Opposed the king on the matter of royal divorce, and refused to swear the Oath of Supremacy which declared the king the head of the Church in England. Resigned the Chancellorship, and was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Martyred for his refusal to bend his religious beliefs to the king's political needs.
 
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    1478 at London, England

Died
    beheaded in 1535; head kept in the Roper Vault, Saint Dunstan's church, Canterbury, England; body at Saint Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London, England

Canonized
    1935 by Pope Pius XI


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