Definition of Sir Thomas More
1. Noun. English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state.
Generic synonyms: National Leader, Solon, Statesman, Author, Writer
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1. Utopia: And History of King Richard III by Thomas More (1834)
"Sir Thomas More was born in Milk-street, Lon- V lA-* don, in 148(?< fi*7p years before the accession of Henry VII. to the throne. His father, Sir John More, ..."
2. Utopia: And History of King Richard III by Thomas More (1834)
"Sir Thomas More was born in Milk-street, Lon-v don, in 1480, five years before the accession of Henry VII. to the throne. His father, Sir John More, ..."
3. Utopia by Thomas More, Joseph Rawson Lumby (1908)
"Life of Sir Thomas More. The date of More's birth was Feb. 7, 1477—8. ... The entry relating to Sir Thomas More is as follows: "Md. quod die Veneris proximo ..."
4. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1825)
"Sir Thomas More to Cardinal Wolsey, expressing the King's wish to favor the town of Wex- ford in Ireland 195 LXIX. Sir Thomas More to Cardinal Wolsey. ..."
5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1896)
"Life of Sir Thomas More. By his great-grandson, ere More. ... History of the Life and Death of Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England in King Henry the ..."
6. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... i_ Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) BY ANNA MCCLURE SHOLL JIR THOMAS MORE is conspicuous among English men of letters, not solely because of the quality of ..."