July 6, 1535 CE – The Death of Sir Thomas More

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July 6, 1535 CE – The Death of Sir Thomas MoreRate this post Three years after resigning his position as Chancellor to King Henry VIII due to the growing conflict between the monarchy and the Pope, Sir Thomas More was executed for treason on July 6, 1535. The prolific philospher and devout Catholic had defied the irascible Henry in the quest to annul the royal marriage to Queen Catherine, siding with his beloved church. Standing on the gallows before meeting his end, More proclaimed himself “the king’s good servant, but God’s first.” Born into a successful London family, More showed tremendous promise from the start. Working as a page for […]