J.B. Trapp, 17 November 1983
Show More Thomas More: History and Providence by Alistair Fox.
Blackwell, 271 pp., £19.50, September 1982, 0 631 13094 2Show More
The Statesman and the Fanatic: Thomas Wolsey and Thomas More by Jasper Ridley.
Constable, 338 pp., £12.50, October 1982, 9780094634701Show More
English Reformation Literature: The Tudor Origins of the Protestant Tradition by John King.
Princeton, 539 pp., £30.70, December 1982, 0 691 06502 0Show More
Seven-Headed Luther: Essays in Commemoration of a Quincentenary, 1483-1983 edited by Peter Newman Brooks.
Oxford, 325 pp., £22.50, July 1983, 0 19 826648 0Show More
The Complete Works of St Thomas More. Vol. VI: A Dialogue concerning Heresies. Part 1: The Text, Part 2: Introduction, Commentary, Appendices, Glossary, Index edited by T.M.C. Lawler, Germain Marc’hadour and Richard Marius.
Yale, 435 pp., £76, November 1981, 0 300 02211 5Show More
“... In July 1519 the rackety Franconian knight, poet laureate and satirist Ulrich von Hutten received a long letter from Erasmus of Rotterdam, still at that time his friend. What sort of man, he had asked Erasmus, was this kindred poetic spirit Thomas More, fellow-condemner of court life and author of the diverting Utopia, as well as admirably an admirer of Hutten’s own satire on monkish blankness and obscurantism, Letters from Nonentities (Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum)? Erasmus’s reply did for More what he had already done for some and was still to do for others of his English friends: it presented him to the learned Europe of his day ...”