The Vision Books for youth nine to fifteen years old are one of the most popular and well-written series of saints' lives ever produced for young people. St. Thomas More, the light-hearted but heroic Chancellor of England, comes to life in this biography by Elizabeth M. Ince. Raised in London in the late 1400's, Thomas was a bright student eager for knowledge. He became a scholar of great repute and later one of the greatest lawyers that England has ever seen. He became one of Henry VIII's most trusted advisors. But then the unthinkable happened. Henry VIII defied Rome and set himself up as head of the Church of England, commanding all his subjects to acknowledge him as such. Sir Thomas resigned as Chancellor rather than betray his faith. But his defiance came at a price. King Henry soon had him arrested and charged with treason. On July 6, 1535, Sir Thomas More was beheaded for high treason and became a martyr for the Church. 161 pages.
Media ID: 32345
Length: 161
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Level: I-JH

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult