Topics: Protestant Reformation, Henry VIII of England, Pope Pages: 1 (376 words) Published: February 13, 2014
Good morning class and teachers today I am going to tell you about Thomas more and the impacts he had on Christianity. Thomas More born was born on milk street on the 7th of February 1478. St. Thomas More was known as "A Man for All Seasons". During his life he was a scholar, an author, a lawyer, a politician, a teacher, a husband and a father. In all of his activities, he was motivated and guided by the unfailing moral compass in his life, his Catholic faith. Thomas More was a friend of Erasmus and of King Henry VIII, and a very religious man, once seriously considering joining a monastery. Thomas More was an influential politician and a defender of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a friend of Erasmus and of King Henry VIII, and a very religious man, once seriously considering joining a monastery.  At the start of his political career, More was one of the two undersheriffs in London. Later he became Master of Requests, and then a Privy Councillor, serving under the king. More was knighted after he went on a diplomatic visit to Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor. After becoming the secretary and personal adviser to King Henry VIII, Thomas began to welcome foreign diplomats, draft official documents, and serve as the link between Henry and the Lord Chancellor Thomas Wolsey. Two years after he was knighted, he was elected as Speaker of the House of Commons and later as High Steward for Oxford and Cambridge universities. Now that you now know who Tomas more was we are going to talk about his effect on christanianty. When henry declared himself supreme head of the of the church in England therefore establishing the Anglican church and allowing him to end his marriage. More than resigned the chancellorship, he continued to argue against the king’s divorce and the spilt with Rome, and in 1534 was arrested after refusing to swear an oath of succession repudiating the pope and accepting the annulment of henry’s marriage. He was tried for treason at Westminster and on 6...
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