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October 26 – Sir Thomas More takes his oath as Lord Chancellor

On this day in Tudor history, 26th October 1529, Sir Thomas More was sworn in as King Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor.

Sir Thomas More replaced Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, who had been charged with praemunire.

More, who was described as "an upright and learned man", could not have known that taking this office would lead to his undoing...

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

February 7 - Sir Thomas More - https://youtu.be/zQedjkLjjzo
April 13- Sir Thomas More gets into trouble - https://youtu.be/p1bUl1i-rgE
June 3 - Sir Thomas More is interrogated - https://youtu.be/bd65f6g2eis
June 26 - St Thomas More the Traitor - https://youtu.be/kPmBz6T7oJI
July 1 - Sir Thomas More is found guilty - https://youtu.be/R0gqJjQCAAM
July 5 - Sir Thomas More's last letter - https://youtu.be/tX2Q71Y6_N8
July 6 - The execution of Sir Thomas More - https://youtu.be/e8sf5B6Q5mI

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October 26 – Sir Thomas More takes his oath as Lord Chancellor