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Sir Thomas More - Execution

Sir Thomas More - Henry VIII's great friend and advisor - ultimately fell out of favor when he refused to recognize the King as head of the newly formed Church of England.

Following a trial for treason - whose outcome was a foregone conclusion - Thomas More - who had achieved the status of England's Lord Chancellor - was beheaded on July 6, 1535. 

This clip - a recreation of the event from "A Man for all Seasons" (with Paul Scofield depicting Thomas More) - reveals an uncompromising More who, earlier in his life, had invented the concept of "Utopia."

More died for his principles, despite his knowledge that refusing the King would likely cost him his life.


Media Credits

Clip from the 1966 film, "A Man for all Seasons," with Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More.  Copyright, Highland Films/Columbia Pictures, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes.

 

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