Thomas More

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What did Thomas More believe?
He was Roman catholic and believed that defending the Church was a religious obligation.
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When did he become lord chancellor?
1529
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Why wouldn't More swear to the Oath of Succession?
Being a strong catholic, he was opposed to the idea of accepting Henry as the supreme head of the Church over the Pope. It went against his conscience and he wouldn't risk offending God.
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Why did More have a good reputation?
Because he was a great scholar and had published 'Utopia' in 1516 and helped defend against Lutheran threats, helping Henry to write the 'Assertio Septum Sacramentorum' and prosecuted heretics.
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When and how was More executed?
6th July 1535 under the Treason Act. He was beheaded.
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