This was not just another hunting nobleman, but the Lord Chancellor of England
, Chancellor of Oxford University, Bishop of Hereford and trainee saint.
The invitation is extended by the Lord Chancellor of England
and Wales for series of events starting in the current week.
He will stand in the iconic places of our history: in Lambeth Palace, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury; in Westminster Hall, in the place where the Lord Chancellor of England
, Thomas More, was condemned to death for his faith; in Westminster Abbey where he will pray at the tomb of Saint Edward the Confessor, King of England.
His oral abilities is perhaps the best captured by Thomas More, one-time Lord Chancellor of England
: "Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning, and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money."
He's played Prince Charles, one of Jane Austen's suitors (Becoming Jane) and the Lord Chancellor of England
(Elizabeth: The Golden Age).
1535) was chancellor of England
, and the thoroughly devout Catholic was regarded an able advisor to King Henry VIII.
But for a true illustration of a staunchly independent dissenter worthy of that label, history is a better place to look--for instance, to Robert Bolt's depiction of Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons." The 1961 drama about the martyrdom of the chancellor of England
under Henry VIII is not without windy preachiness.
Thomas More, a statesman, author and former chancellor of England
who was canonized in 1935.
The Windowmaker is trying to assassinate her; her nemesis, the Goliath Corporation, is now a theological entity; the fictional Yorrick Caine, Chancellor of England
, is about to become permanent dictator and is behind many of the plots against Thursday as well as against anything Danish (works of Kierkegaard and H.C.
In Part two--"The Battle for the Soul of England," Monti lets us see the Protestant Revolt from its beginning with the eyes of the gifted, balanced, humanist scholar, the Catholic apologist, the member of Parliament, statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England
who wrote from "the reasoned ardor of his Catholic convictions."