NCCL: Thomas More

08 October 2022
10:00 - 12:30
Thomas More
Which is the true Thomas More? He is seen as a Catholic martyr, but also as a brutal persecutor of Protestants. In Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, he is a boorish prig; in Robert Bolt's A man for all seasons, as a man of middle-class decency who tries to reconcile his faith with his loyalty to the English crown. He was a brilliant writer of Utopia and equal of Erasmus; a turgid defender of Catholic orthodoxy as he ruthlessly pursued heresy; and the moving writer from the Tower as he expressed his readiness to die for God. This talk, from an ecumenical standpoint, tries to assess this complex man and his writings in the context of the emerging English reformation. Film clips from Wolf Hall and A man for all seasons will be included.

Led by Dr Geoffrey Foote
Date: 8 October 2022, 10am to 12.30pm, in Norwich Cathedral Library
Cost: £10

To book your place, contact NCCL Admin Team, 01603 218443, NCCL@cathedral.org.uk