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Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that  gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and saint.

Born into the professional classes, Thomas More applied his formidable intellect and well-placed connections to become the most powerful man in England, second only to the king. As much a work of history as a biography, The Life of Thomas More gives an unmatched portrait of the everyday, religious, and intellectual life of the early sixteenth century. In Ackroyd's hands, this renowned "man for all seasons" emerges in the fullness of his complex humanity; we see the unexpected side of his character--such as his preference for bawdy humor--as well as his indisputable moral courage.

Synopsis:

In a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures in history, Ackroyd provides an unmatched portrait of the everyday, the religious, and intellectual life of the early 16th century. in color.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-434) and index.

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd is a bestselling writer of both fiction and nonfiction. His most recent books include the biographies Dickens, Blake, and Thomas More and the novels The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, Milton in America, and The Plato Papers. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literatures William Heinemann Award (jointly), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and The Guardian fiction prize. He lives in London.

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ISBN:
9780385496933
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Humanists
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
More, thomas, sir, saint, 1478-1535
Subject:
Christian martyrs
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Henry VIII, 1509-
Subject:
Statesmen -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
biography;history;england;tudor;thomas more;non-fiction;religion;16th century;henry viii;english history;tudors;reformation;british history;britain;london;christianity;catholicism;politics;catholic;british;uk;renaissance
Subject:
biography;history;england;thomas more;tudor;non-fiction;religion;16th century;henry viii;english history;reformation;british history;tudors;britain;london;catholicism;christianity;british;catholic;politics;early modern;uk
Subject:
biography;history;england;thomas more;tudor;religion;non-fiction;16th century;henry viii;english history;british history;tudors;reformation;britain;london;christianity;british;politics;catholic;catholicism;saints;renaissance;early modern;uk
Subject:
biography;history;england;thomas more;tudor;religion;non-fiction;16th century;henry viii;english history;british history;tudors;reformation;britain;london;christianity;british;politics;catholic;catholicism;saints;renaissance;early modern;uk
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-461
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 1.0813 lb

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Biography » Historical
Biography » Political
Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » World History » England » Historical Biographies
Religion » Christianity » Church History » 16th to 17th Century
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General

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