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A Matter of Honor

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable. English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist, Thomas More was born on this day in 1478. More opposed the Protestant Revolution. As a councillor to Henry VIII, More opposed the annulment of Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and refused to acknowledge Henry as …

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Born on this Day: Henry VIII

Henry VIII was born on this day in 1491. He died on January 28, 1547. Henry VII is known for his six marriages as well as for this role in the separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church. He was the father of Elizabeth I, born to Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth became queen …

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