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  • Feast of St. Thomas More

    Posted by Lexington Green on June 22nd, 2011 (All posts by )

    (I highly recommend Peter Ackroyd’s balanced and brilliant biography, The Life of Thomas More.)

     

    3 Responses to “Feast of St. Thomas More”

    1. miriam Says:

      I have no use for him. he executed many when he had the power to do so. He courted martyrdom; he and his family could have fled to France as many others did. He wore a hair shirt, for God’s sake.

    2. Lexington Green Says:

      Read Ackroyd.

    3. Alastair Says:

      “A Man for all Seasons” remains one of my favourite films, and the Ackroyd biography is good (as are most of his books). But “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantell rounds the picture of More and Cromwell perfectly. A brilliant book I can’t recommend enough. Mantell brings this most interesting bit of English history to life.

      Alastair