The Essential Works of Thomas More
Sprache - Englisch
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About the eBook
DigiCat presents to you a meticulously edited Thomas More collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: "Sir Thomas More" by Henri Brémond "The Life of Thomas More" by William Roper Collected Letters of Thomas More Books: Utopia The History of King Richard the Third The Four Last Things Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation The Sadness of Christ (De Tristitia Christi) The Life of Pico della Mirandola (Translated by Thomas More) Tractates and Prayers: A Godly Instruction A Godly Meditation Prayer of Thomas More A Devout Prayer Poems: A Rueful Lamentation The Words of Fortune to the People A Merry Jest To Them Who Trust in Fortune To Them Who Seek Fortune
About the Author
William Roper (1496 – 4 January 1578) was an English lawyer, member of Parliament, and biographer, best known for his personal connection with Sir Thomas More. Roper married More's beloved daughter Margaret, which allowed him intimate access to the life of the renowned statesman, scholar, and author. Although Roper himself did not write 'The Essential Works of Thomas More,' his close relationship with his father-in-law inspired him to pen one of the earliest and most personal biographies of More, 'The Life of Sir Thomas More' (1626). His account provides valuable insights into More's private life, his tenure as Lord Chancellor of England, and his eventual martyrdom. Roper's narrative stands as a critical resource for historians and is noted for its affectionate tone and detailed recounting of events, which offers a unique perspective on More's character and his intellectual milieu. While not prolific as an author, Roper's singular work embodies the literary style of the 16th century, blending a humanistic approach with a clear veneration of his subject. His legal background, coupled with his position within More's family, gave him a distinctive voice in Tudor historical literature.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 819 Pages
Filesize: 2.0 MB
Published: Nov. 9, 2023