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More, Sir Thomas
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(Morus; Feb 6/7, 1477/1478, London – Jul 6, 1535, London), prominent English Humanist, politician, and controversial theologian (Controversial theology). The son of a jurist, he attended school in London and subsequently became a page in the household of Cardinal Archbishop John Morton (1420–1500), who sent him to Oxford to study. In spite of his academic interests, his father insisted on an additional legal training at the Inns of Court. Thomas More worked as a lawyer from 1501 onward, but continu…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “More, Sir Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14493>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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