St Thomas More refused to acknowledge King Henry Vlll as head of the church of England.
He was canonized as a saint in 1935.
Many historians records suggests that Thomas More was born in London, England, on Februrary 7, 1478, although some scholars believe the year of his birth to be 1477.
Around 1494, his father, a prominent attorney, brought More back to London to study common law.
More managed to keep up with his literary and spiritual interests while practicing law, and he read devotedly from both Holy Scripture and the classics.