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In the play A Man For All Seasons the main character is Sir Thomas More Sir Thomas is the Chancellor of England and a very religious man Once during a conversation with Wolsey Chancellor at the time about the King needing a son Wolsey asks if Sir Thomas would like to govern the whole country by prayer and Sir Thomas agrees This shows how strong his faith was Sir Thomas is a friend of King Henry VIII but when he disagreed with the Kings opinion on marriage he was beheaded King Henry was married to Catherine of Argon the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain Catherine was Henrys brothers widow King Henry and Catherine were married for State reasons but although Catherine was pregnant many times only one child survivedPrincess Mary King Henry needed an heir to his throne so he wanted a son He thought Catherine could never get him a son because she had already failed so many times so he wanted to have a child with Anne Boylen but he couldnt because he was already married to Catherine Therefore he wanted the Pope to divorce him and Catherine also for State reasons When Sir Thomas didnt agree with the divorce many people turned away from him His wife Lady Alice begged Sir Thomas to agree with the King just to make life simpler but Thomas refused He believed the he wouldnt go to Heaven if his conscience was not clear and his conscience told him not to just tell the King what he wanted to hear but to tell the King the truth This is just a basic overview of what happened in A Man for All Seasons In Act I Scene 1 the book introduces you to some of its main characters Sir Thomas and Master Richard Rich are first to be introduced Rich is offered a job as a school teacher but he wants to be in office
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