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Thomas More was born on February 71478 in Milk Street London He attended school at St Anthonys School in London When he was young he was a page for Archbishop Morton who predicted he would be a marvelous man He then went on to study at Oxford under Thomas Linacre along with William Grocyn He wrote comedies and studied Greek and Latin literature One of his first things that he wrote was an English translation of a Latin biography of the Italian Pico Della Mirandolla Around 1494 More returned to London to study law was admitted to Lincolns Inn in 1496 and became a barrister in 1501 More did not follow in his fathers footsteps He couldnt decide between a monastic calling and a life of civil service While at Lincolns Inn he was determined to become a monk and learned the discipline of the Carthusians living at a nearby monastery and taking part of the monastic life The prayer and fasting habits stayed with him for the rest of his life His desire was finally overcome by his sense of duty to serve his country in the field of politics He entered Parliament in 1504 and married for the first time in 1504 or 1505 More became a close friend with Desiderus Erasmus They produced Latin translations of Lucians works printed at Paris in 1506 during Erasmus second visit On Erasmus third visit in 1509 he wrote Encomium Moriae also known as Praise of Folly 1509 and dedicated it to More More was soon married again to Dame Alice More attracted the attention of King Henry VIII In 1515 he accompanied a delegation to Flanders to help clear disputes about the wool trade Utopia opens with a reference to this certain dispute More was also accountable for the 1517 London uprising against foreigners portrayed in the play Sir Thomas More possibly by Shakespeare More went with the King and
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