Sir Thomas More

Jeremy Northam

More was introduced to Henry VIII through Cardinal Wolsey and he held many positions. At one time he was appointed Lord Chancellor and was well-known for his harsh sentences regarding religious matters. When Henry was named head of the Church of England, More’s refusal to recognize him as such led to him spending a one-year stint in the Tower. When he refused to change his mind it was changed for him—by removing it from his body altogether!

Sir Thomas More
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