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A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More

John Guy Ö 3 download review Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö John Guy A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More review Í 3 Happiness that came to be overwhelmed by the forces of ambition deceit and treachery. While not absorbing by any stretch of the imagination this was an interesting and solidly researched insight into Sir later Saint Thomas More and his oldest daughter Margaret Due to lack of a historical record about her it really focuses on Thomas than on Meg One thing that I felt was a bit odd was the fact that even though the motivation for many of his decisions was religious it was for the most part a very secular book and in fact had an odd descriptive tone towards the sacraments liturgical rites and prayers of Sir Thomas Catholic faithAnother interesting thing for me was the pursuit of the Greek vs Latin scriptures as the Orthodox use the Greek Septuagint translationAll in all an interesting book However I will admit to being delighted when I discovered the length of the notes source materials and bibliography thus meaning I was much closer to the end than I thought

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John Guy Ö 3 download review Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö John Guy A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More review Í 3 This book will break open a secret It is a gripping tale of love loyalty and domestic. This is a very readable biographical account in tandem of Sir Thomas More author scholar statesman martyr and his eldest daughter Margaret While Thomas s story is very well known the author shows that Meg herself was a philosopher and writer in her own right There is plenty of primary source material to illustrate this I am often reminded of Stephen Greenblatt s observation that it is astonishing to what extent this society valued contracts and writing things down in general Reading this today it is sad and unfortunate that a first class mind like Margaret s was prevented from fully participating in the intellectual world of her day but it s very in keeping with how we understand the culture of 16th century England What seems absolutely unfathomable to me is how she married a guy who seemed like such a nasty little toad from the get go even with the realization that marriage at the time was viewed as of a contact based alliance system Within this framework she still seemed to get shafted especially when compared to the amenable matches her sisters and brother ended up with The climax of the story is Thomas s refusal to endorse the king s break with the Catholic church and his subseuent imprisonment and beheading During this time it was Margaret who was his spiritual and intellectual companion supporting him in his refusal to take the oath proclaiming Henry the head of the church in England This book does a wonderful job of explaining the progression of events while at the same time presenting the emotional family story of the Mores The account of his final days was especially harrowing If my father was in the Tower I d cave in a minute take the oath Dad Take the oath whatever That is why no one in my family is ever going to achieve sainthood

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John Guy Ö 3 download review Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö John Guy A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More review Í 3 From the award winning author of 'My Heart is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots'. A solid rendering of Thomas More s life and thought While the tone is basically one of scholarly history it is not uite as dense as Peter Ackroyd s biography of More Therefore it is easier to comprehend More s thought and principlesOne thing though the thorough explication of More s reason for refusing King Henry s oath namely refusing to betray his conscience and thereby damn his soul sounds sort of well um Protestantuntil you can get your head around the idea a he believed that he must base his conscience on the teachings of the Catholic Church NOT to figure it out for himself from reading the Bible himself and bthat the Church wins by majority rule because it s been around longer and has adherents living and dead than the adherents to the King s and Parliament s acts of succession I m not really going to go into the idea that maybe then the theology of the Egyptian pharohs supercedes the Catholic Church cause it lasted longer and had even adherentsI m really not Guy weaves Margaret s life into the timeline of Thomas life As is freuently the case with medieval and early Renaissance history documentary evidence for women s lives is scarce on the ground Guy uses as much historical evidence as he can to full advantage including More s letters to his daughter proscribing her from publishing her work It really isn t until the last 2 chapters that the book justifies its title but when it finally gets there the portrayal is very affectingAlong with Maragret s life is a good deal of material about all of More s family father aunts siblings all the children foster children and in laws This not only helps contrast the various members behavior with Margaret s and boy there be lots of contrast but gives us a fuller picture of life in Tudor England So many people had multiple marriages and families which made for very convoluted connections between people Just check out how a man against whom More had ruled in a civil suit wound up being on the jury judging More No six degrees of separation here

  • Hardcover
  • 378
  • A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More
  • John Guy
  • English
  • 22 January 2018
  • 9780007192311

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    (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy This is an extremely well written and exhaustively researched book from a well known specialist in Tudor history John Guy has written extensively on Sir St Thomas More but this book focuses on his relationship with his eldest daughter Margaret affectionately known as Meg Unlike most women of the time her intelligence was recognized and fostered by her father who had her educated along with her siblings and some other children Al

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    (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy This book intrigued me because I know the story where Meg goes to The Tower and retrieved her father's head after it had been on Traitor's Gate I know the story about More and Henry VIII but I was hoping to learn about the man's personal life w

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    (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy John Guy Ö 3 download This is a very readable biographical account in tandem of Sir Thomas More author scholar statesman martyr and his eldest daughter Margaret While Thomas's story is very well known the author shows that Meg herself was a philosopher an

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    (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy John Guy Ö 3 download review Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö John Guy While not absorbing by any stretch of the imagination this was an interesting and solidly researched insight into Sir later Saint Thomas More and his oldest daughter Margaret Due to lack of a historical record ab

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    (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy review Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö John Guy review A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More Technically the book is about Thomas More's career but Margaret is a focus for the few chapters there are records of her

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    review Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö John Guy (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy My TLS reviewMartyr's child ‘John Guy A DAUGHTER'S LOVE THOMAS AND MARGARET MORE’ Review TLS 27 February 2009 p 10Thomas More was beheaded on July 6 1535 His story is well known The role of his daughter Margaret Roper in that story less so John Guy whose last subject was Mary ueen of Scots has found a new tragic her

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    (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy John Guy Ö 3 download The title is somewhat misleading This is really a light biography of Thomas More where Margaret plays the main supporting role riva

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    review Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö John Guy John Guy Ö 3 download review A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More A solid rendering of Thomas More's life and thought While the tone is basically one of scholarly history it is not uite as dense as Peter Ackroyd's biography of More Therefore it is easier to comprehend More's th

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    (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy John Guy's forte is Tudor England and this history presents an informative story of a man who pushed many social and intellectual boundaries while rigidly adhering to the narrowest of Catholic theologies More is fascinating enough but his daughter Margaret perhaps stands out even further in a society where wome

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    review A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More (A Daughter's Love Thomas and Margaret More) PDF READ ☆ John Guy I enjoyed this book a lot but was disappointed that I didn't close it having a really good picture of Margaret in my head I guess that this was part of the author's point In the end Margaret gave much of what she had to make sure that her father's memory and especially his writings didn't die with him This is a beautiful account of two live

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