Sir Thomas More refuses to take the oath to the succession

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Historical Context Note

Sir Thomas More refuses to take the oath pledging loyalty to the new succession, partly because of his sympathy for the exiled Catherine of Aragon, whom this scheme of succession totally ignores, and partly because of his attachment to elements of the old religion, which condemns such an overriding of papal authority.
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Editors. "Sir Thomas More refuses to take the oath to the succession". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. Anglican Reformation 16th Century - Politics and Religion