Saint Thomas More of London, by Elizabeth Ince (paperback)

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Saint Thomas More comes to life in this biography from the acclaimed Vision Books series for youth. Raised the London of the late 1400s, Thomas was a bright student eager for knowledge. When serving as a page for Cardinal Morton, the Archbishop of Canterbury, noticed his bright wit and sent him to Oxford. There young Thomas became a scholar and later one of the greatest lawyers in England. Going on to serve his king, he soon became one of Henry VII's most trusted advisors. But then the unthinkable happened. King Henry VII defied Rome and set himself up as the head of the Church in England, commanding all his subjects to acknowledge him as such. Sir Thomas resigned as Chancellor rather than betray his faith, but his deifance came at a price. King Henry had him arrested and charged with treason. On July 6, 1535, Sir Thomas More was beheaded for high treason and became a martyr for the Church. Illustrated.(If you are trying to purchase this item and it shows as "out of stock," please call the store during business hours (512-382-1728) to double check--we are constantly re-stocking items and it simply may not have updated to the web. Thank you for your patience and patronage!)
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