The popular sixteenth-century English Protestant historian John Foxewho "placed Protestant sufferings against the background of It resulted in a second book of essays, eight by eight different authors, that was published as Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More; Essays on the Play and its Shakespearean Interest.
The perfectly orderly and reasonable social arrangements of Utopia based loosely on monastic communalism are contrasted with the contentious social life of European states, and the social need for order and discipline is emphasized rather than liberty.
He immediately began to oppose the large and unjust exactions of money which King Henry VII was demanding from his subjects.
Some years later Dudley, the Speaker of the House of Commons, told More that he was only saved from being beheaded by the fact that he had not attacked the king in person. Gerard Wegemer, and Clarence H. One of the characters in the novel compares More favorably to almost every other major historical figure: "He had one completely honest moment right at the end.
Although he may not have founded the genre of Utopian and dystopian fiction, More certainly popularized it.
He shares his feast day, June 22 on the Catholic calendar of saintswith Saint John Fisher, the only Bishop during the English reformation to refuse to deny the Catholic faith and allegiance to the Pope.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs, original reprint ed. The manuscript is notable for the light it sheds on the collaborative nature of Elizabethan drama and theatrical censorship of the era. Thomas More in Literature More was portrayed as a wise and honest statesman in the play Sir Thomas More, which was probably written in collaboration by Henry Chettle, Anthony Munday, William Shakespeareand others, and which survives only in fragmentary form after being censored by Edmund Tylney, Master of the Revels in the government of Queen Elizabeth I.
The work is considered the first masterpiece of English historiography the study of history, or the study of a particular historical subjectand, despite remaining unfinished, influenced subsequent historians, including William Shakespeare.
In earlyMore was accused by Thomas Cromwell of having given advice and counsel to the "Holy Maid of Kent," Elizabeth Bartona nun who had prophesied that the king had ruined his soul and would come to a quick end for having divorced Queen Catherine.