The Life of Thomas More

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Peter Ackroyd

Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2007

Duration: 18 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

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

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  • nab6215

    Excellent view of what we can reasonably know about Thomas More, a man born in the 15th century. Fortunately he was a prolific writer and was a friend of writers. We know of his childhood, education, capers, perverse sense of humor, past-times, jobs, friends, wives, children, sons-in-laws, etc. I found it refreshing to see that he was a devout man, yet he "down to earth" to the very end.

  • Kathy Jernigan

    I enjoyed this book. I found the descriptions of everyday life in the sixteenth century very interesting. Some of othe smaller details were even funny in this day and age. I have to give More credit for standing by his convictions. Not many of todays important figures could be said to do the same.