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More's Works


Complete Works

Works (Alternate Eds.)


Instructions / Prayers





More's Life

More's Works

More's Family and Friends

Artwork Representing More

Bibliographic Essays

Essays and Talks

I. Documents About More

Biographical Accounts

Paris Newsletter Account of More's Trial, 1535

Erasmus' Letters about More

Life of Thomas More by William Roper (More's son-in-law), 1556 {Fordham University} — Student Version with Notes

The Life and Illustrious Martyrdom of Sir Thomas More by Thomas Stapleton, 1588

The Life of Sir Thomas More, Knight by Cresacre More, 1649 {Google Books}

The Life and Writings of Sir Thomas More by T. E. Bridgett, 1892 {Google Books}




Principal Line of Descendants through Thomas More's One Son, John

Thomas More's Nephews and Nieces: The Rastells, the Heywoods, and the Donnes



Historical Documents

Magna Carta, 1215 {The Constitution Society}

Praemunire Law, 1353

Coronation Oath, 1509

More's "Petition for Free Speech," 1523Modernized Version

More's Address to the Parliament of 1529, 8 Nov: Chapuys' Account

More's Address to the Parliament of 1529, 8 Nov: Hall's Account

Thomas More Excluded from Court Session, 15 June 1530

Thomas More Almost Dismissed, 20 September 1530

Thomas More's Report to Parliament, 2 April 1531

Thomas More on Blindness of Princes, 11 April 1531

Henry VIII Visits Parliament Three Times, 6 March 1532

Henry VIII Divides the House (First on Record), 26 March 1532

Archbishop Warham, final speech, 1532

Samuel Johnson's History of the English Language: Thomas More

Edward Hall's The Lives of the Kings: Henry VIII


II. Works by Thomas More

Complete Works

Workes of Sir Thomas More, 1557

Thomae Mori Opera Omnia Latina, 1689 Francofurti et Lipsiae



Works (Alternate Editions)

Life of John Picus (Giovanni Pico), c. 1510


The History of King Richard III, c. 1513-1518


The Four Last Things, 1522

Part 1 – The Remembrance of Death | Part 2 – Of Pride and Envy | Part 3 – Of Covertousness, Gluttony, and Sloth

The Dialogue Concerning Heresies, 1529

A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, 1534

The Four Last Things / The Supplication of Souls / Dialogue on Conscience, Modernized Version {Amazon}

The Sadness of Christ, 1535 (Mary Basset's 1557 Translation)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

The Sadness of Christ, Modern Translation {Amazon}

Latin Concordance for De Trisitia Christi



Instructions and Prayers

A Godly Instruction [on How to Treat Those Who Wrong Us], c. 1534Modernized Version

Prayers from the Treatise on the Passion, c. 1534

* See "A treatice upon the passion of Chryste" in Workes of Sir Thomas More above

Final Poem on Detachment ("A Godly Meditation")

A Devout Prayer [before Dying], July 1535

A Prayer to St. Thomas More

A Litany of St. Thomas More

A Novena to St. Thomas More




Coronation Ode of King Henry VIII, 1509, 500th Anniversary Edition

English Poems, c. 1496-1504, 1535

Latin Poems, 1500-1520

  • Coronation Ode and Latin Poem No. 19 with Ben Jonson's Annotations, Courtesy of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral and its Library (Facsimile JPEGs)
  • Title Page | Page 20v-21r | Page 21r

  • * See poems in Thomae Mori Opera Omnia Latina above



Correspondence, 1499-1535