Editors. "Sir Thomas More is elected Speaker of the Commons". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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At a meeting of the English Parliament at Blackfriars, Sir Thomas More is elected Speaker of the Commons. Cardinal Wolsey attempts to secure high taxation for the French war, but his efforts are stubbornly resisted.
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