Though more widely known for penning Utopia, the book in which an ideal state is envisaged, More was also a lawyer, politician, scholar and eventually martyr. He contributed to books against Martin Luther and Richard III, and collaborated with Erasmus in The Praise of Folly. He was against the Reformation and was for a time a favorite of Henry VIII. Harboring dislike for Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, he refused to take the Oath of Succession in full and was later executed.

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