The Life of Thomas More
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2007
Duration: 18 hours 10 minutes
Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of a political treatise, Utopia; and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and saint. Born into the professional classes, Thomas More applied his formidable intellect and well-placed connections to become the most powerful man in England, second only to the king.
In reconstructing the life of Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd provides an unmatched portrait of the everyday, religious, and intellectual life of the early sixteenth century. More emerges in the fullness of his complex humanity, with unexpected characteristics and indisputable moral courage.
"Full of brilliant insight...one stands in awe of Ackroyd's learning, confident that this is the life of Thomas More for our times."-Independent on Sunday