Category Archives: Thomas More

6th July 1535 – Thomas More’s Execution

On the 6th July 1535, Thomas More was executed. He was originally sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered (which was the usual punishment for traitors who were not nobility), but the King commuted it to decapitation. As he came … Continue reading

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5th July 1535 – Thomas More Writes to His Daughter

On the 5th July 1535, Sir Thomas More wrote to his daughter Margaret Roper from the Tower of London. This was the day before his execution, as he had been found guilty of high treason for refusing to recognise Henry … Continue reading

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3rd June 1535 – Thomas More is Interrogated

On the 3rd June 1535, Sir Thomas more was visited in the Tower of London by Thomas Boleyn, Thomas Audley, Thomas Cromwell and the Duke of Suffolk. They were sent to interrogate him regarding his views in the royal supremacy. … Continue reading

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