Dec 12, 09
Read in January, 2008
We all unfortunately know the outcome of this story. What I didn't realize was the warm family life that Sir Thomas Moore would have been perfectly content with. He got himself tangled in the court of Henry VIII and just never was able to free himself. In the end, he was presented with the choice to make himself a public hypocrite or go to the chopping block. He chose the latter, with grace and good humor right up until the end. Henry could not tolerate one of his entourage publicly putting God above himself (Henry), and for that Thomas Moore was decapitated.