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26 October – Sir Thomas More is sworn in as Lord Chancellor

On this day in Tudor history, 26th October 1529, Sir Thomas More took his oath as Lord Chancellor, replacing Cardinal Thomas Wolsey who was charged with praemunire.

It was an important day for Sir Thomas More, who was described as "an upright and learned man", but, little did he know that his loyal service to the king would lead to his undoing.

Find out all about this day in 1529 in today's talk.

You can find out more about Sir Thomas More in the following videos:

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