English 3- Essay
The book that I read was A Man for all Seasons, by Robert Bolt.
The character in opposition in this book was Sir Thomas More. Sir
Thomas More was a nobleman during King Henry VIIIs reign of England.
Sir Thomas More was a man of morals, he was strong willed and very
clever,which allowed him to be a very good attorney. More was a very
religious man taking God very seriously and placing his religious values
above all others. More established himself as a scholar, a lawyer, an
ambassador and was later appointed to Lord Chancellor. Due to his strong
mindedness and strong beliefs Sir Thomas More was put into a position
against the King of England which even his wits could not escape.
Catherine a princess of Spain, was married to King Arthur who died shortly
afterwards. Henry who took his brothers reign as King, married his widow
Catherine, which the church forbade strongly until England and Spain
requested special dispensation which they received. Everything was
working out fine until Henry was unable to produce male heirs with
Catherine and started to fall in love with Anne Boleyn. Then Henry
wanted the marriage annulled because it was made by breaking a rule that
shouldnt have been.(Marrying your brothers widow)So Henry appointed a
Bishop who saw to it that the divorce was made. Soon after, King
Henry(demanded) asked for the public approval of all the Lords of
England on him marrying Anne Bolyen. All of the Lords gave their
approval regardless of their honest opinion to avoid punishment of high