St Thomas More and English Reformation

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  • Feb 7, 1478

    The Birth of Thomas More

    The Birth of Thomas More
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14689c.htm He was born in London on the 7th of February, 1478. He was the son of a successful English lawyer and Jusge, John More, and a woman named Agnes More. Thomas More was the only surving son of Justice John More.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Thomas More attends Oxford University

    Thomas More attends Oxford University
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14689c.htm Thomas More studied Greek and Latin Literature at the Oxford University. During the period of time in which he studied at Oxford, Thomas More began to attract more attention to him self especially attention from the Archbishiop due to his intellect.
  • Jan 1, 1494

    Acceptance into Law

    Acceptance into Law
    http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=324 After He finished his course at Oxford University, Thomas More left Oxford and returned to London where he was accepted to study Law at Lincoln's Inn.
  • Jan 1, 1501

    Graduation

    Graduation
    http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=324 Thomas More Graduated from Lincolns Inn in 1501 and became a Barrestor. The fact that Thomas More became a Lawyer really contributed to the English Reformation and the Reformation of the Catholic church as he was really involved in religious and political matters.
  • Jan 1, 1505

    Marriage to Jane Colt

    Marriage to Jane Colt
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14689c.htm In 1505, Thomas More married his beloved. They had four children together. Jane Colt passed away during child birth.
  • Jan 1, 1506

    Second Marriage to Alice Middleton

    Second Marriage to Alice Middleton
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14689c.htm
    Very soon after his late wife, More remarried a woman named Alice Middleton. She was a devoted housewife that took care of his younger children
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Thomas More Becomes an Undersherif of London,

    Thomas More Becomes an Undersherif of London,
    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/thomas_more.htm In 1510 Thomas More became one of the two undersherifs of London. Being an Undersherif allowed Thomas More to develop a reputation in both law and politics.
  • Jan 1, 1516

    The developing Relationship of More and King Henry

    The developing Relationship of More and King Henry
    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/thomas_more.htm In 1516 Thomas More published "Utopia". This peice of writing definatly strengenthened the relationship of Thomas More and King Henry. After two years, in 1518, King Henry initiated Thomas More as a member into the Kings Council.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    More Challenges Luther on behalf of King Henry

    More Challenges Luther on behalf of King Henry
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14689c.htm
    In 1521, Thomas More was Knighted by King Henry. King Henry also asked More to reply to the "99 Theses" by Martin Luther. Firstly, This stirred up alot of controversy, as More, being a man of solid religious background, agreed that there were some parts of the Catholic church which should be modernised, However, he believed that it was up to the Church to make those decisions.
  • Jan 1, 1523

    Elected Speaker of the House of Commons

    Elected Speaker of the House of Commons
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14689c.htm
    After the publication of Utopia, King Henry grew fond of Thomas More. This then greatly influenced the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons in the Kings Council.
  • Jan 1, 1529

    Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

    Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/thomas_more.htm
    Thomas More reached the height of his carrer as he was apointed as Lord Chancellor. As Chancellor it was his role against heretics. He wrote many pamphlets against heresy and banned unorthadox books.
  • May 1, 1532

    Resignation from High Post

    Resignation from High Post
    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/thomas_more.htm
    In May 1532 Thomas More resigned from his post as Lord Chancellor. There have been many rumors on why he had resigned from such a high post. Thomas More claimed resignation due to "illness". However others believed that More disaproved King Henry's stance towards the church.
  • May 1, 1534

    More refuses to swear on the Act of Supremecy

    More refuses to swear on the Act of Supremecy
    http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/supremacy.htm
    In 1534, King Henry decided to pass a bill around to allow him to hold the title as the "supreme head of church." Thomas More was most definatly against this, as he believed that the head of the church is Rome.
  • Jul 6, 1535

    The Execution of Thomas More

    The Execution of Thomas More
    http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/morebio.htm
    On this date, Thomas More was trialed and found guilty for high treason. He was sentanced to be be-headed on the tower of London along his college Bishop Fisher. The last words of the amazing Thomas More were as follows "The King's good servant, but God's First."
  • Beatification

    Beatification
  • Canonization

    Canonization
    http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/morebio.htm
    Saint Thomas More was canonized 400 years after his death by Pope Pius XI.
  • Period:
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