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Utopia By Sir Thomas More
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Sir Thomas More,(1478–1535),historical and political writer, was born in London. In his 16th year he was placed in the household of Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury, In 1497 he went to Oxford,... More > where he became the friend of Erasmus and others, and came in contact with the new learning. He studied law at New Inn and Lincoln’s Inn, and for some time thought of entering the Church. He was, however, in 1504 sent up to Parliament, where his powerful speaking gained for him a high place. Among his works are a Life of Picus, Earl of Mirandula [1510], and a History of Richard III., written about 1513. His great work, Utopia, was written in Latin in two books — the second 1515, and the first 1516. It had immediate popularity, and was translated into French 1530, English 1551, German 1524, Italian 1548, and Spanish 1790. It gives an account of an imaginary island and people, under cover of which it describes the social and political condition of England, with suggested remedies for abuses.< Less

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