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Thomas More’s Last Letter 1535

As it is the anniversary of the execution of Sir Thomas More today and yesterday was the anniversary of the day that he wrote his very last letter, I thought I'd have a look at the letter and the people that More mentions in it. I hope you enjoy my talk.

Beth von Staats' excellent article on Sir Thomas More can be read at and you can see Stephanie Mann's expert talk on More here on the Tudor Society site - click here.

Sir Thomas More's A Dialogue of Comfort, along with his famous work Utopia, can be read online at

For more of Sir Thomas More's works:

More's son-in-law, William Roper, wrote a biography of More and you can read that at

Notes and Sources

  • Descendants of Sir Thomas More -
  • House, S. (2004-09-23). "More, Sir Thomas [St Thomas More] (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • Bowker, M. (2004-09-23). "Clement [Clements; née Giggs], Margaret (1508–1570), adopted daughter of Sir Thomas More". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • Guy, John (2012) A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More - The Family Who Dared to Defy Henry VIII, Penguin.
  • ed. de Silva, Alvaro (2001) The Last Letters of Sir Thomas More, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Walter, William Joseph (1840) Sir Thomas More: His Life and Times : Illustrated from His Own Writings, And From Contemporary Documents -
  • ed. Crinquand, Sylvie (2008) Last Letters, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

There are 3 comments Go To Comment

  1. R

    Rest in peace Saint Thomas More and pray for us. Amen

  2. M

    Thanks Claire!
    As always, a wonderful, informative chat!

    1. C - Post Author

      Thank you! I love looking at letters written by Tudor people, such a connection to them.

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Thomas More’s Last Letter 1535