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The last letters of Thomas More /
edited and with an introduction by Alvaro de Silva.
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, c2000.
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viii, 214 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0802838863
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, c2000.
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0802838863
contents note
Introduction: Good Company -- To Thomas Cromwell, Chelsea, 1 February 1533/4 -- To Thomas Cromwell, Chelsea, February-March 1533/4 -- To Thomas Cromwell, March 1534 -- To Henry VIII, Chelsea, 5 March 1534 -- To Thomas Cromwell, Chelsea, 5 March 1534 -- To Margaret Roper, Tower, circa 17 April 1534 -- To Margaret Roper, Tower of London, April-May? 1534 -- To Margaret Roper, Tower, May 1534 -- From Margaret Roper, May? 1534 -- To All His Friends, Tower, 1534 -- Alice Alington to Margaret Roper, 17 August 1534 -- Margaret Roper to Alice Alington, August 1534 -- To Dr. Nicholas Wilson, Tower, 1534 -- To Dr. Nicholas Wilson, Tower, 1534 -- From Margaret Roper, 1534 -- To Margaret Roper, Tower, 1534 -- To Margaret Roper, Tower, 1534 -- Lady More to Henry VIII, around Christmas 1534 -- To Master Leder, Tower, 16 January 1534/5 -- To margaret Roper, Tower, 2/3 May 1535 -- Lady More to Thomas Cromwell, May 1535 -- To Margaret Roper, Tower, 3 June 1535 -- To Antonio Bonvisi, Tower, 1535 -- To Margaret Roper, Tower, 5 July 1535.
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3734853
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2000-05-15:
De Silva (theology, Thomas More Coll. of Liberal Arts) has gathered together the letters Thomas More wrote to Margaret Roper, Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, Dr. Wilson, and others two years before his execution. Any More enthusiast will treasure this collection beyond measure, as it offers a clear window onto the soul of one of history's noblest figures. The statesman's plight becomes the reader's very own: confined in the Tower of London, awaiting the inevitable chopping block. What emerges most poignantly from the letters is More's selfless integrity as distinct from the stubborn individualism so often attributed to him. According to de Silva's own lucid and informative introduction, "More did not exhibit an individualism or an autonomy of the `I' that has no room for anything else...he simply knew that to take the oath [to Henry VIII] would mean the loss of his own self, his own spiritual integrity." Endnotes elaborate on cultural, political, and religious allusions that would otherwise confuse one unfamiliar with the time period. This book makes for a fine supplement to Peter Ackroyd's recent biography, The Life of Thomas More (LJ 6/1/98). Essential for academic libraries; highly recommended for large public libraries.DLoren Rosson III, Nashua P.L., NH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
A Note on the Textp. viii
Introduction: Good Companyp. 1
To Thomas Cromwell, Chelsea, 1 February 1533/4p. 31
To Thomas Cromwell, Chelsea, February-March 1533/4p. 34
To Thomas Cromwell, March 1534p. 36
To Henry VIII, Chelsea, 5 March 1534p. 45
To Thomas Cromwell, Chelsea, 5 March 1534p. 48
To Margaret Roper, Tower, circa 17 April 1534p. 57
To Margaret Roper, Tower of London, April-May? 1534p. 62
To Margaret Roper, Tower, May 1534p. 64
From Margaret Roper, May? 1534p. 66
To All His Friends, Tower, 1534p. 68
Alice Alington to Margaret Roper, 17 August 1534p. 69
Margaret Roper to Alice Alington, August 1534p. 72
To Dr. Nicholas Wilson, Tower, 1534p. 90
To Dr. Nicholas Wilson, Tower, 1534p. 91
From Margaret Roper, 1534p. 97
To Margaret Roper, Tower, 1534p. 99
To Margaret Roper, Tower, 1534p. 104
Lady More to Henry VIII, around Christmas 1534p. 108
To Master Leder, Tower, 16 January 1534/5p. 110
To margaret Roper, Tower, 2/3 May 1535p. 112
Lady More to Thomas Cromwell, May 1535p. 116
To Margaret Roper, Tower, 3 June 1535p. 118
To Antonio Bonvisi, Tower, 1535p. 123
To Margaret Roper, Tower, 5 July 1535p. 127
Commentaryp. 131
Glossaryp. 195
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 211
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