The Life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd

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The Life of Thomas More

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Hard cover with dust jacket. As new condition. First edition (2018)

"The Life of Thomas More" by Peter Ackroyd is a compelling biography that delves into the multifaceted life of the renowned Renaissance thinker and statesman, Sir Thomas More. Ackroyd offers readers a vivid portrayal of More's intellectual pursuits, his political career, and his unwavering commitment to his principles, notably his staunch Catholicism and his opposition to the Protestant Reformation. Through meticulous research and engaging prose, Ackroyd explores More's rise to prominence in the court of King Henry VIII, his role as Lord Chancellor, and his eventual clash with the king over matters of conscience, culminating in his martyrdom for refusing to endorse Henry's break with the Catholic Church. With insight and empathy, Ackroyd brings to life the complexities of More's character, painting a nuanced portrait of a man whose unwavering integrity and moral courage continue to inspire generations.


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