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Household of Sir Thomas More (Classic Reprint), The

Excerpt from The Household of Sir Thomas More NO reader of Margaret Roper will proceed far without recognising that the language is not that of the time of Henry VIII., and that the ideas transcend the sphere of even a Lord Chancellor's daughter of that age. The failure is rather in phrases than in Single words, such collocations as living conscious ness, dreamless sleep, disembodied spirit, would scarcely have occurred to Mistress Roper or her con temporaries while the expressions which they would. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Sir Thomas More

RSC Gunpowder Season - explosive Elizabethan and Jacobean dramas of dissent, staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2005. The incendiary story of Henry VIII's chancellor, Sir Thomas More, executed for failing to arrange Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon - in a version that shows the hand of Shakespeare, and yet was banned from performance in his lifetime. In Thomas More, a play by Antony Munday, William Shakespeare and Henry Chettle, race riots flare up in London in response to the numbers of asylum seekers from Europe fleeing religious persecution. In an attempt to quell the uprising, Thomas More stakes all on a passionate plea for racial harmony.