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More, Thomas definition


An English statesman and scholar of the sixteenth century; the author of Utopia, and a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. More was beheaded because he refused to recognize Henry VIII as head of the Roman Catholic Church in England.

Note: More is admired today for having put his principles above personal ambition.
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