Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs? Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
More, or Moore, was tried for High Treason for opposing the King's desire to be named head of the Church in England. Charges of treason were used to silence opposition to the king. When the Founding Fathers drafted the U S Constitution, cases such as More's led them to define treason in narrow terms, that is, "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court." See more
Original Tudor Music
Composed by Henry VIII
(as H.R.H. Henry VIII) See more