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Sir Thomas More', 1774. Portrait of More (1478-1535) English statesman, scholar and saint and Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor. More refused to subscribe to the Act of Supremacy which made Henry the head of the English Church. In 1534 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, and beheaded on a charge of treason the following year. A plate from The Copper-Plate Magazine or A Monthly Treasure, London, 1774. Artist: T Cook.
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