International Thomas More Bibliography (B):
Polemical and Devotional Works and Trial


 

Note: The International Thomas More Bibliography is a very extensively revised and augmented version of the Bibliographical Appendix to my Ph.D. Dissertation. Any comments, corrections, suggested additions or queries can be sent to the editor at lakowskir@gmail.com

Version 1.4a (); © Romuald I. Lakowski ,


Table of Contents

International Thomas More Bibliography

Abbreviations
Opera Omnia, Correspondence and Humanistic Works
Polemical and Devotional Works and Trial
Background Studies
Family and Friends, and Biographies
Thomas More and the Creative Arts
Utopia Part A: Editions and Translations
Utopia Part B: Studies
Calendars of the Letters and Papers of Thomas More, John Fisher, and John Colet (Under Development)

Contemporaries of Thomas More

Part I: Fisher, Colet and the Carthusians
Part II: Early English English Renaissance (A—H)
Part III: Early English English Renaissance (J—W)


Polemical and Devotional Works and Trial

Polemical Works

General Studies
Polemical Reference Works
More vs. Tyndale (1528–1533)
More vs. Christopher St. German
Responsio ad Lutherum
Letter to Bugenhagen
Dialogue Concerning Heresies
The Supplication of Souls
Confutation of Tyndale's Answer
Letter to Frith
Apology
Debellation of Salem and Bizance
Answer to a Poisoned Book

The Tower Works

General Studies
Prison Works: Collections
Individual Works
De Periurio/ On Perjury
The Dialogue of Comfort
Dialogue of Comfort, the Turks and Geography
A Treatise upon the Passion
A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body of Our Lord
De tristitia / The Sadness of Christ
Prison Letters
Final Instructions and Prayers
More's Epitaph

More's Imprisonment and Trial

Documents
Paris Newsletter and Expositio Fidelis
The Indictment
Cardinal Pole
Richard Rich's Conversation with More
Other Documents
More's Trial: Later Accounts
More's Imprisonment and Trial: Studies
The Immediate Aftermath to More's Death
Thomas More as Catholic Martyr: Postumous Reputation among Catholics


Thomas More: Polemical and Devotional Works and Trial

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Polemical Works

For General Bibliographies see Background Studies: Reference Works. Bibliographies of Individual Works by Thomas More are generally listed under the Works in question.

General Studies

  1. Meyrick, T. Unknown Works of Thomas More. Month XIII (1870): 295–304, 709–14. [Sullivan 2:320–322.]
  2. Hutton, W. H. The Religious Writings of Sir Thomas More. English Historical Review 4 (1889): 667–83. [Sullivan 2:150. A balanced and fair-minded analysis of More's polemical works by a 19th Century non-Catholic.]
  3. Gairdner, James. Sir Thomas More's Writings. Lollardy and the Reformation in England. 4 vols. London: MacMillan, 1908–13. Rpt. (Burt Franklin: Research and Source Work Series 84) New York: Burt Franklin, 1968. 1: 307–311, 386–89, 414–15, 437–38, 456–60, 463–67, 469–79, 481–84, 489–504, 505–542, 543–578. Available online at http://www.archive.org/details/lollardy01gairuoft Also rpt. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. 2010. [Geritz S028; Wentworth 656; Sullivan 2:6–7. Includes an Incomplete Summary of the Dialogue Concerning Heresies in Appendix: Abstract of More's Dialogue, pp. 543–578, ]
  4. Krapp, George Philip. The Rise of English Literary Prose. New York: Oxford UP, 1915. Rpt. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1963. 81–102. [Geritz G053; Wentworth 260. Deals mainly with the Dialogue Concerning Heresies (83–90), Confutation (91–93), and Apology (94–96).]
  5. Hills, Arnold C. Some Early Tudor Dialogues Referred to by Sir Thomas More in His Controversial Works. M.A. Thesis, University of London, 1938. [Cit.: Leland Miles, Dialogue of Comfort, p.68,n.4.]
  6. Smelser, Marshall. The Political Philosophy of Sir Thomas More As Expressed in His Theological Controversies. St. Louis University Studies in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas 1 (1943): 12–32. [Geritz S106; Wentworth 682. A summary of More's views on toleration, church-state relations, royal authority, international relations and the law as expressed in his polemical works.]
  7. Gregory, T. S. The Controversies of St. Thomas More. Under God and The Law: Papers Read to The Thomas More Society of London. Ed. Richard O'Sullivan. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1949. 40–58. [Geritz S036; Wentworth 659; Sullivan 2:53–54.]
  8. Kronenberg, M. E. A Printed Letter of the London Hanse Merchants (3 March 1526). Publications of the Oxford Bibliographical Society ns 1 (1947): 25–32. [On a raid led by Sir Thomas More on the Hanse Steelyard in London, in search of Lutheran books. See also Sawada's article.]
  9. Pineas, Rainer. Thomas More's Use of the Dialogue Form as a Weapon of Religious Controversy. [1960] See Literary Dialogue.
  10. Pineas, Rainer. Thomas More's Use of Humor as a Weapon of Religious Controversy. [1961] See Humour and Wit.
  11. Berlingause, Arthur F. The Religious Writings of Thomas More. Cresset 27 (1964): 11–15. [Geritz G006.]
  12. Clebsch, William A. More's Latin Libelli, and Thomas More, Defensor Fidei. England's Earliest Protestants, 1520–1535. New Haven: Yale UP, 1964. 32–36, 277–304. [Geritz S011; Wentworth 651. An extremely partisan and tendentious attack on More by an episcopalian church historian. See also below, M. Vertu, Le chancelier sur la sellette.]
    Review(s):
    1. Richard C. Marius, Moreana 6 (1965): 69–76.
  13. Vertu, Mora. Le chancelier sur la sellette: More accusé par William A. Clebsch. Moreana 5 (1965): 107–114. [Trenchant criticism of Clebsch's treatment of More in England's Earliest Protestants.]
  14. Meyer, Carl S. Thomas More and the Wittenburg Lutherans. Concordia Theological Monthly 39 (1968): 246–56. [Geritz S068; Wentworth 670.]
  15. Pineas, Rainer. Thomas More and Tudor Polemics. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1968. [Geritz S088; Wentworth 679. Some chapters also listed separately.]
    Review(s):
    1. Fritz Caspari, Renaissance Quarterly 25 (1972): 350–52.
    2. Davis P. Harding, Moreana 25 (1970): 53–54.
    3. N. H. Sonne, American Notes and Queries 6 (1968): 156–57.
  16. Schuster, Louis. A. Sir Thomas More, Polemicist of Christendom. Forum [University of Houston] 9:1 (1971): 42–45. [Geritz S104; Wentworth 693.]
  17. Schuster, Louis A. Thomas More's Polemical Career, 1523–33. The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Ed. Louis A. Schuster, Richard C. Marius, James P. Lusardi, and Richard J. Schoeck. Vol. 8 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1973. 3: 1135–1268.
  18. Fox, Alistair. Thomas More's View of English Historical Experience in the Controversial Writings. Diss. U of Western Ontario, 1974. [Geritz S026; Directed by Arthur E. Barker.]
  19. Schuster, Louis. A. Reformation Polemic and Renaissance Values. Moreana 43/44 (1974): 47–54. [Geritz S103; Wentworth 693.]
  20. Fox, Alistair. Thomas More's Controversial Writings and His View of the Renaissance. Parergon 11 (1975): 41–48. [Geritz S024; Wentworth 654. On More's sense of history in his controversial works and on his emphasis, unlike Erasmus, on continuity between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.]
  21. Dillon, William Patrick. Sir Thomas More: A Descriptive Analysis and Critical Assessment of His Controversial Writings of 1528–1533. Diss. Union Theological Seminary, 1976. [Geritz S016.]
  22. Jones, Judith P. The Polemicist. Thomas More. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (Twayne), 1979. 86–111, 154–55.
  23. Elton, Geoffrey R. The Real Thomas More? Reformation Principle and Practice: Essays in Honour of Arthur Geoffrey Dickens. Ed. Peter Newman Brooks. London: Scolar P, 1980. 21–31. Rpt. in Psychological Medicine 10 (1980): 611–17. Rpt. as Thomas More in Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government. 4 vols. 1974–1992. Vol. 3: Papers and Reviews, 1973–1981. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. 344–55. Rpt. in Utopia: A Revised Translation, Backgrounds, Criticism. Ed. Robert M. Adams. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2nd rev. ed. 1992. 195–204. [Geritz F069; Wentworth 41. See Brendan Bradshaw's The Controversial Sir Thomas More below, for a refutation of Elton's rather tendentious portrait of More.]
  24. Birch, D. I. Linguistic Style and Statistical Analysis of Homogeneity in a Reappraisal of Saint Thomas More's English Polemics, 1528–34. Ph.D. Diss. University of York, 1980.
  25. Elton, Geoffrey R. [Thomas More.] Gestalten der Kirchengeschichte, Reformation I. Ed. M. Greschat. Stuttgart: 1981: 89–103. Rpt. in Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government. 4 vols. 1974–1992. Vol. 3: Papers and Reviews, 1973–1981. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. 355–72. [In German, elaborates on The Real Thomas More?]
  26. Birch, David. Early Reformation English Polemics. Salzburg Studies in English Literature: Elizabethan and Renaissance Studies 92:7. Salzburg: Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Salzburg, 1983.
  27. Fox, Alistair. The Problem of the Controversies, and The Dark Night of the Soul. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 111–27 + 199–205. [Fox takes a hegelian, psycho-historical view of More's literary development: thesis (humanistic works), antithesis (polemical works) and synthesis (Tower Works). He argues very questionably that this primarily reflects a profound inner crisis, rather than a response to the external crisis of the European Reformation.]
  28. Pineas, Rainer. A Response to Alistair Fox's Treatment of Thomas More as a Religious Polemicist. Moreana 82 (1984): 119–25. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana82pages119-125.pdf [A response to Fox's psychohistorical account of More's intellectual development.]
  29. Sawada, Paul Akio. Thomas More und die Hanse, 1526. Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1984/85. 98–100.
  30. Bradshaw, Brendan. The Controversial Sir Thomas More. Journal of Ecclesiastical History 36 (1985): 535–69. [Geritz S009; Wentworth 650. An extremely astute analysis of the revisionist thesis of Elton, Guy and Fox. Began as a review article.]
    Review(s):
    1. John P. Marmion, Moreana 90 (1986): 57–59.
  31. Keen, Ralph. Thomas More and Geometry. [1985] See Thomas More and the Classics.
  32. Woolf, Daniel R. Speech, Text and Time in Renaissance England. Albion 18 (1986): 159–93. [Includes discussion of the separateness of writing and speech in More's Debellation and Apology (171–73).]
  33. Billingsley, Dale B. Readers and the Dangers of Reading in More's Works. Moreana 115/116 (1993): 5–18. [Sum.: p. 181; Geritz G008. On More's responses to changes in the nature of his audiences, as illustrated by contrasting his letters to his children (5–9), and his polemical works. See also The Messenger and the Reader in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies in A Dialogue Concerning Heresies.]
  34. Baker-Smith, Dominic. The Crisis of Religious Humanism in the Face of the Reformation. Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1995. 37–43. Rpt. in Europa: Wiege des Humanismus und der Reformation. 5. Internationales Symposion der Amici Thomae Mori, 20. bis 27. Mai 1995 in Mainz. Ed. Hermann Boventer and Uwe Baumann. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1997. 97–110. [Geritz S004.]
  35. Keen, Ralph. Humanism and Reformation in Controversy. Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1995. 84–91. ?Rev. Rpt. as Humanism and the Reformation in Controversy. Europa: Wiege des Humanismus und der Reformation. 5 Internationales Symposion der Amici Thomas Mori, 20. bis 27. Mai 1995 in Mainz. Dokumentation. Ed. Hermann Boventer and Uwe Baumann. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1997. 11–28. [Geritz S050.]
  36. Rockett, William. Words Written and Words Inspired: More and Sola Scriptura. Moreana 137 (1999): 5–34. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana137pages5-34.pdf [Sum.: pp.5–6.]
  37. Marshall, Peter. Forgery and Miracles in the Reign of Henry VIII. Past and Present 178 (2003): 39–73, esp. 44–49. [pp.40–49 deal with Elizabeth Barton, More and Tyndale.]
  38. Furey, Constance. Invective and Discernment in Martin Luther, D. Erasmus, and Thomas More. Harvard Theological Review 98:4 (Oct. 2005): 469–488. DOI)
  39. Simpson, James. Thomas More and Textual Trust and The Tragic Scene of Early Modern Reading. Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard UP, 2007. 44–52, 222–282.
    Review(s):
    1. Alvaro Silva, with a response by Anne Richardson, Moreana 173 (2008): 183–84 + 176 (2009): 16–21.
  40. Roger, William J. Thomas More's Polemical Poetics. English Literary Renaissance 38 (2008): 387–407.
  41. Simpson, James. Place. Cultural Reformations: Medieval and Renaissance in Literary History. Ed. Brian Cummings and James Simpson. Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010. 95–112. [On the Church's place and pilgrimages in the Lollards, Thomas More's Polemical Works and Erasmus's A Pilgrimage for Pure Devotion.]
  42. Loewenstein, David. Religious Demonization, Anti-Heresy Polemic, and Thomas More. Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013. 23–68***. [A New Historicist reading.]
    Review(s):
    1. David Manning, Reviews in History (Institute of Historical Research [University of London]) August 2014. DOI
  43. Betteridge, Thomas. Thomas More, Print and the Idea of Censorship. A Companion to the Early Printed Book in Britain, 1476–1558. Edited by Vincent Gillespie and Susan Powell. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2014. 290–306.
  44. Baumann, Uwe. Die humanistischen und kontroverstheologischen Streitschriften des Thomas Morus als Polemische Dialoge. Polemik im Dialog de Reniassance-Humanismus: Formen, Entwicklungen und Funktionen. Ed. Uwe Baumann, Arnold Becker, Marc Laureys. Super alta perennis, Studien zur Wirkung der Klassischen Antike 19. Göttingen: V&R unipress; Bonn University Press, 2015. 111–153. [The next article by Baumann seems to be an English translation or adaptation of the Above.]
  45. Baumann, Uwe. The Humanistic and Religious Controversies and Rivalries of Thomas More (1477/78–1535): A Typology of Religious Forms and Genres? Forms of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe. Edited by David A. Lines, Jill Kraye, Marc Laureys. Göttingen: V&R unipress GmbH, 2015. 79–108. Preview online at https://books.google.com/books?id=uq33CwAAQBAJ&pg=PA79. [A revised translation pf the previous article by Baumann?]
  46. Curtright, Travis. Sir Thomas More and his Opposition to Henry VIII in 1533. [2015] More's Political Career and Thought.
  47. Simon, Elliott M. Thomas More's Humor in his Religious Polemics. Moreana 53:203–204 (2016): 7–49. [Sum.: pp.7–8. ***Add note and cross-reference to Lucian and Humour***.]

See also More vs. Tyndale (1528–1533) and Ecclesiology: More and the Church.

Polemical Reference Works

  1. Hume, Anthea. Appendix B: English Protestant Books Printed Abroad, 1525–1535: An Annotated Bibliography. The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Ed. Louis A. Schuster, Richard C. Marius, James P. Lusardi, and Richard J. Schoeck. Vol. 8 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1973. 2: 1063–91.
  2. Smeeton, Donald Dean. English Religion, 1500–1540: A Bibliography. NAPBR Bibliographical Series, 2. Macon, Ga: Mercer UP, 1988. [Many references to More.]

More vs. Tyndale (1528–1533)

  1. Mozley, J. F. Tyndale and More. William Tyndale. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; New York: MacMillan, 1937. 212–238. [Geritz S075; Wentworth 675.]
  2. Marsh, T. N. Humor and Invective in Early Tudor Polemic Prose. [1957] See Humour and Wit.
  3. Flesseman-van Leer, E. The Controversy about Scripture and Tradition between Thomas More and William Tyndale. Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis ns 43 (1959): 143–64. [Geritz S022; Wentworth 689. On the relationship between scripture and tradition in More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies and Confutation, and in Tyndale's Answer.]
  4. Egan, Willis. J. The Rule of Faith in St. Thomas More's Controversy with William Tyndale, 1528–1533. Los Angeles: Kellaway-Ide, 1960. [Geritz S019; Wentworth 652; Sullivan 1:308–309.]
  5. Flesseman-van Leer, E. The Controversy about Ecclesiology between Thomas More and William Tyndale. Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis ns 44 (1960): 65–86. [Geritz S023; Wentworth 653.]
  6. Knox, David Broughton. The Doctrine of Faith in the Reign of Henry VIII. London: James Clarke, 1961. 121–29, 132–37, passim. [Geritz S054; Wentworth 666.]
  7. Pineas, Rainer. More versus Tyndale: A Study of Controversial Technique. Modern Language Quarterly 24 (1963): 144–50. [Geritz S084; Wentworth 677.]
  8. Pineas, Rainer. Tyndale's Accusation of Forgery Against More. American Notes and Queries 3 (1965): 68–69. [Geritz S092. Barlow's Dialogue attributed to More by Tyndale.]
  9. Pineas, Rainer. Polemical Exemplum in Sixteenth-Century Religious Controversy. Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 28 (1966): 393–96. [Geritz S085; G. M. Moreana 10 (1966): 119.]
  10. Pineas, Rainer. William Tyndale. Thomas More and Tudor Polemics. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1968. 36–119, 238–48. [On the background and summary of the Tyndale-More controversy; on Tyndale's use of Scripture, views on history and his polemical techniques. On More's use of the Dialogue form in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies; his use of merry tales and humour as a weapon; and his use of authority, logic, rhetoric and history.]
  11. Fines, John. An Unnoticed Tract of the Tyndale-More Dispute? Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 42 (1969): 220–30. [Geritz S020; Wentworth 703.]
  12. Hitchcock, James. More and Tyndale's Controversy Over Revelation: A Test of the McLuhan Hypothesis. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 39 (1971): 448–66. [Geritz S046; Wentworth 662. More's emphasis on consensus and oral tradition vs Tyndale's emphasis on the written word of the Bible.]
  13. Holeczek, Heinz. Humanistische Bibelphilologie als Reformproblem bei Erasmus von Rotterdam, Thomas More und William Tyndale. Studies in the History of Christian Thought 9. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1975.
    Review(s):
    1. F. L. Borchardt, Renaissance Quarterly 29 (1976): 406–07.
    2. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 57 (1978): 47–52.
  14. Horacek, Bruce Joseph. Thomas More's Concept of the Church in the Debate with William Tyndale. Diss. U. of Iowa, 1978. [Supervised by J. C. Spaldin.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 106/107 (1991): 185–88.
  15. Milward, Peter. A Judgement Judged—C. S. Lewis on the More-Tyndale Controversy. Moreana 64 (1980): 28–36. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana64pages28-36.pdf [Geritz S072; Wentworth 674. See C.S. Lewis, English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, Excluding Drama, in English Language, Literature and Prose Style.]
  16. Pineas, Rainer. William Tyndale and More's 1529 Dialogue. Moreana 75/76 (1982): 57–58. [Some brief notes to the Dialogue of Heresies.]
  17. Clark, J. A. More and Tyndale as Prose Stylists: Finding Directions in A Dialogue of Comfort and The Practise of Prelates. [1984] See The Dialogue of Comfort.
  18. Mueller, Janel M. More versus Tyndale. The Native Tongue and the Word: Developments in English Prose Style 1380–1580. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1984. 201–225.
  19. Chuilleanáin, E. A. The Debate Between Thomas More and William Tyndale, 1528–33: Ideas on Literature and Religion. Journal of Ecclesiastical History 39 (1988): 382–411.
  20. Ginsberg, David. Ploughboys versus Prelates: Tyndale and More and the Politics of Biblical Translation. Sixteenth Century Journal 19 (1988): 45–61. [Geritz S029. A poorly written, vaguely New Historicist article. Quotes from More and Tyndale mostly taken from secondary sources. Some citations from More are given incorrectly.]
  21. Daniell, David. Sir Thomas More. William Tyndale: A Biography. New Haven: Yale UP, 1994. 250–80. [Geritz S013. On Henry VIII's Assertio, More's Responsio, Dialogue Concerning Heresies, Tyndale's Answer and More's Confutation.]
    Review(s):
    1. Romuald I. Lakowski, Early Modern Literary Studies 1.3 (1995): 12.1–7.
  22. Hecht, Jamey. Limitations of Textuality in Thomas More's Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. [1995] See Confutation of Tyndale's Answer.
  23. Bagchi, David V. N. Tyndale, More, and the Anatomy of Heresy. Reformation: The Journal of the Tyndale Society 2 (1997): 261–81.
  24. Stewart. Alan. The Trouble with English Humanism: More, Tyndale and Darling Erasmus. Reassessing Tudor Humanism. Ed. Jonathan Woolfson. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 2002. 78–98. [On the controversy between Thomas More and Tyndale concerning scripture in the vernacular, and on Tyndale's attack on Erasmian Humanism.]
  25. Cummings, Brian. Different Tongues: More versus Tyndale. The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace: Grammar and Grace. Oxford: OUP, 2002, 190–196?. [Macewan has Online edition includes some discussion of Fisher before.]
  26. Gregory, Brad S. Tyndale and More, In Life and In Death. Reformation 8:1 (2003): 173–197.
  27. Gregory, Brad. Saints and Martyrs in Tyndale and More. Martyrs and Martyrdom in England, c.1400–1700. Ed. Thomas S. Freeman and Thomas Fredrick Meyer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2007. 107–125.
  28. Jenkins, Allan K., and Patrick Preston. The Debate between Thomas More and Tyndale Concerning Translation, and The Debate between Thomas More and Tyndale Concerning Interpretation. Biblical Scholarship and the Church: A Sixteenth-Century Crisis of Authority. Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies Series. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007. 82–108, 109–148. [Also includes some selections from More in the Documents Section (235–300).]
  29. Kearney, James. Tyndale's Persecuted Word. The Incarnate Text: Imagining the Book in Reformation England. Philadelphia, PN: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009. 67–84, 252–57.
  30. King, John N. Thomas More, William Tyndale, and the Printing of Religious Propaganda. The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature, 1485–1603. Ed. Mike Pincombe and Cathy Shrank. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. 105–120.
  31. Ferguson, Jamie. Faith in the Language: Biblical Authority and the Meaning of English in the More-Tyndale Polemics. Sixteenth Century Journal 43:4 (2012): 989–1011. Available online at https://www.academia.edu/4311237
  32. Pardue, Brad C. Printing, Power, and Piety: Appeals to the Public During the Early Years of the English Reformation. Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, 162 Leiden: Brill, 2012. [Sum.: http://www.brill.com/printing-power-and-piety.]

See also Polemical Works: General Studies

More vs. Christopher St. German

  1. Schoeck, Richard J. The Meaning of Ex Officio in the Sixteenth Century. Notes and Queries ns 7 (1960): 365–66. [On references to ex officio in More's Apology and Debellation, and in Christopher St. German.]
  2. Pineas, Rainer. Sir Thomas More's Controversy with Christopher Saint-German. Studies in English Literature 1 (1961): 49–62. [Geritz S087; Wentworth 678.]
  3. Schoeck, Richard J. The Use of St. John Chrysostom in Sixteenth Century Controversy: Christopher St. German and Sir Thomas More in 1533. Harvard Theological Review 54 (1961): 21–27. [Geritz S102. On More's and St. German's use of the Pseudo-Chrysostom Opus imperfectum, via the Catena Aurea and Gerson.]
  4. Oakley, Francis. More, St. German, Gerson and Pseudo-Chrysostom on Matthew xxi, 12. Notes and Queries ns 10 (1963): 292–93. [Geritz S078.]
  5. Pineas, Rainer. Christopher Saint-Germain. Thomas More and Tudor Polemics. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1968. 192–213, 256–57. [On the background to the Saint Germain-More controversy, on Saint Germain's techniques of some say and objectivity, and on More's rebuttal of Saint Germain in the Apology and the Debellation.]
  6. Trapp, J. B. Introduction. The Apology. [1979] See Apology.
  7. Guy, John A. Thomas More and Christopher St. Germain: The Battle of the Books. Moreana 83/84 (1984): 5–25. Rev. vers. in Reassessing the Henrician Age: Humanism, Politics, and Reform 1500–1550. By Alistair Fox and John Guy. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986. 95–120. Rpt. in Reformation, Humanism, and Revolution. Vol. 1 of Proceedings of the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought. Ed. Gordon J. Schochet. 6 vols. Washington, DC: Folger Institute, Folger Shakespeare Library: 1990. I: 307–327. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. II: 301–327. Rpt. in Abridged form as The Political Context of the Debellation. The Debellation of Salem and Bizance. Vol. 10 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. by John Guy, Ralph Keen, Clarence H. Miller, and Ruth McGugan. New Haven: Yale UP, 1987. xvii–xxviii. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana83-84pages5-25.pdf [Sum.: p.117; Geritz S037; Wentworth 660. On the Apology and the Debellation. For further discussion on More and St. Germain, see the other essays by John Guy in Reassessing the Henrician Age.]
  8. Rockett, William. More and St. German: Ex Officio and Lay-Clerical Division. Moreana 129 (1997): 21–42. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana129pages21-43.pdf [Sum.: pp. 21–22; Geritz S096.]
  9. Marc'hadour, Germain. Entr'acte St. German. Moreana 143/44 (2000): 37–38. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana143-144pages37-38.pdf
  10. Rockett, William. Temporal and Spiritual: Prolegomenon to the More-St. German Controversy. Moreana 143/44 (2000): 5–36. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana143-144pages5-36.pdf [Sum.: pp.5–6.]
  11. Young, Archibald. Christopher St. German's Doctor and Student: From Legal Debate to Religious Division. Moreana 143/44 (2000): 39–76. [Sum.: pp.39–40. Includes discussion of St. German's views on Conscience.]
  12. Gregg, Samuel. Legal Revolution: St. Thomas More, Christopher St. German, and the Schism of King Henry VIII. Ave Maria Law Review 5:1 (Jan. 2007): 173–206.
  13. Kelly, Henry Ansgar. Thomas More on Inquisitorial Due Process. English Historical Review CXXIII, no.503 (2008): 847–94.
  14. Goy-Blanquet, Dominique. Review Article of Henry A. Kelly, Thomas More on Inquisitorial Due Process. Moreana 177/78 (2009): 239–51.

See also Polemical Works: General Studies, Apology, and Debellation.

Responsio ad Lutherum / Response to Luther

Editions

  1. Baravell, Ferdinand [Pseud. Thomas More]. Eruditissimi Viri Ferdinandi Baravelli opus elegans, doctum, festiuum, pium, quo pulcherrime retegit, ac refellit insanas Lutheri calumnias: quibus inuictissimum Angliæ Galliæque regem Henricum eius nominis octauum, Fidei defensorem, haud literis minus quam regno clarum, scurra turpissimus insectatur: excusum denuo diligentissime, digestumque in capita, adiunctis indicibus opera uiri doctissimi Ioannis Carcellij. [Londini]: [R. Pynson], An. dom. M. D. XXIII. [1523] [STC 18088.5; ESTC S94227; Gibson 62 + Smith 1981:33; CW 5/2: 832–40. ESTC gives wrong title; has Guilielmi Rossei instead of Ferdinandi Baravelli.]
  2. William Ross [Pseud. Thomas More]. Eruditissimi Viri Guilielmi Rossei opus elegans doctum, festiuum, pium, quo pulcherrime retegit, ac refellit insanas Lutheri calumnias: quibus inuictissimum Angliæ Galliæque regem Henricum eius nominis octauum, fidei defensorem, haud literis minus quam regno clarum, scurra turpissimus insectatur: excusum denuo diligentisisime [sic], digestumque in capita, adiunctis indicibus opera uiri doctissimi Ioannis Carcellij. Londini: [Printed by Richard Pynson], Anno dom. M.D.XXIII. [1523]. [STC 18089; ESTC S122129; Gibson 63 + Smith 1981:33. Includes an important addition in the H signature, see CW 5: 118/34–202/32 and pp. 836–37; CW 5/2: 832–40.]
  3. More, Thomas. Responsio ad convitia Martini Lutheri, congesta in Henricum regem Angliae, eius nominis octavum, per Thomas Morum conscripta: Anno Dom. M. D. XXIII. Qua tempestate cum liber emissus erat, Thomas Morus, procaci ac scurrili Luthero libello, eodem orationis filo parandam responsionem iudicauit, ipsumque eisdem quibus intemperatissime vsus erat in Regem, coloribus vicissim depingendum, vt si quid male loquendo voluptatis cepisset, id rursum male audiendo amitteret. Caeterum quum haud quaquam personam, dignitatemque suam lasciuos iocos & quandoque etiam immodestos decere intelligebat, non suo, sed Guilielmo Rossei alieno nomine librum exire voluit. Guilielmos Rosseus Ioanni Carcellio S.D.P. . Thomae Mori Angli, . . . Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras peruenerunt, Latina Opera . . . Lovanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum, 1565, 1566. Rpt. Louvain: Zangrius, 1565, 1566. sigs. K3–V3v [fols. 57–117v]. [See Gibson 75a–76b + Smith 1981:36–37 + 1988:139; CW 5/2: 832, 840–41, 860. Translation of full title given in CW p.840, n.5: A Response, Composed by Thomas More, to Martin Luther's Insults Heaped Upon Henry VIII, King of England, A.D. 1523. At that time when the book was published, Thomas More decided that a response to Luther's insolent and scurrilous little book should be prepared in the same rhetorical vein and that Luther himself must in turn be depicted in the same hues which he had used against the King, so that if he had derived any pleasure in reviling, he might lose it in turn by being reviled. But because More perceived that licentious and sometimes even intemperate jokes were not in any way suitable for his person and dignity, he wanted the book to go out not under his own name but that of another—William Ross.]
  4. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori Responsio ad convitia Martini Lutheri congesta in Henricum regem Angliae, ejus nominis Octavum. Conscripta Anno MDXXIII. Et sub Guilielmi Rossei nomine edita. Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. sigs. D2–Tv [28–146]. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [See Gibson 77 + Smith 1981:37; CW 5/2: 832, 841. A reprint of the Louvain edition.]
  5. Headley, John M., ed. Responsio ad Lutherum. Vol. 5 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Trans. S. Scholastica Mandeville. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1969. [Add.&Corr.: CW 8 (1973): 1830–1831; CW 13 (1976): 362; CW 9 (1979): 459; CW 15 (1986): 661; CW 1 (1997): 428–430. Geritz B015; Wentworth 722. Based on the Rosseus edition.]
    Review(s):
    1. H. W. Donner, Studia Neophilologica 42 (1970): 459–63.
    2. Geoffrey R. Elton, English Historical Review 87 (1972): 182–83.
    3. Dermott Fenlon, Journal of Theological Studies 24 (1973): 610–12.
    4. Charles Garside, Jr., Moreana 33 (1972): 71–75.
    5. Rainer Pineas, Renaissance Quarterly 24 (1971): 85–77.
    6. H. C. Porter, Notes and Queries ns 20 (1973): 395–76.

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Responsio ad Lutherum, CW 5 http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Response_to_Luther_Concordance/framconc.htm

Translations

  1. Donnelly, Gertrude Joseph, ed. A Translation of St. Thomas More's Responsio ad Lutherum with an Introduction and Notes. A Dissertation. Catholic University of America Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Latin Language and Literature 23. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 1962. [Geritz C028, Wentworth 721; Sullivan 1:286. A translation of Book I only.]
    Review(s):
    1. Hubertus Schulte Herbrüggen, Renaissance News 18 (1965): 137–39.
    2. Hubertus Schulte Herbrüggen, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 203 (1967): 380–82.
    3. E. F. Rice, Jr., Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 55 (1964): 274–75.

See also Sister Scholastica's translationin Headley's edition above.

Selections

  1. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. An Answer to Martin Luther. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 109–19. [An excerpt from Book I, Chapter 8 of the Responsio.]
  2. Taillé, Michel, ed. Réponse à Luther. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 238–250. [French Translation of Prefatory Letters.]

Studies

  1. Headley, John M. More Against Luther on Law and the Magistrate. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 211–23. Rev. vers. rpt. in Responsio ad Lutherum. Vol. 5 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Trans. S. Scholastica. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1969. 748–60. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. I: 188–200. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana15-16pages211-23.pdf [Geritz S041. Includes discussion of Luther's and More's views on equity.]
  2. Headley, John M. Thomas Murner, Thomas More, and the First Expression of More's Ecclesiology. Studies in the Renaissance 14 (1967): 73–92. [Geritz S044; Wentworth 723. On the H gathering in the revised edition of the Responsio ad Lutherum. Also deals with Rogers 115 and 199.]
  3. Pineas, Rainer. Lutheran Controversy. Thomas More and Tudor Polemics. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1968. 3–35, 234–38. [On Henry VIII's Assertio and Letter to Luther, Luther's attack on Henry, Bugenhagen's Epistola ad anglos and More's Responsio ad Lutherum and Letter to Bugenhagen.]
  4. Headley, John M. Introduction. Responsio ad Lutherum. Vol. 5 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. John M. Headley. Trans. S. Scholastica. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1969. 713–831.
  5. Headley, John M. Thomas More and Luther's Revolt. Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 60 (1969): 145–60. [Sum.: (Ger.), p.160; Geritz S043; Wentworth 661.]
  6. Marc'hadour, Germain. Rev. of Confrontation at Worms. by De Lamar Jensen. Moreana 46 (1975): 79–84. [Describes the use that More makes of a Lutheran report of the Diet of Worms in the Responsio and the Dialogue Concerning Heresies.]
  7. Rupp, G. The Battle of the Books: The Ferment of Ideas and the Beginning of the Reformation. Reformation Principle and Practice: Essays in Honour of Arthur Geoffrey Dickens. Ed. P. N. Brooks. London: Scolar P, 1980. 1–19. [Deals with Henry's Assertio, Fisher's Defence, More's Responsio ad Lutherum and Colet.]
  8. Fox, Alistair. The Reluctant Champion: Responsio ad Lutherum, Letter to Bugenhagen. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 128–46. Rpt. A Companion to Thomas More. Ed. A. D. Cousins, and Damian Grace. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 208–24.
  9. Baumann, Uwe. Logische Exempla und ihre Funktion in der Responsio ad Lutherum des Thomas Morus. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Guelpherbytani: Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies: Wolfenbuttel, 12 August to 16 August 1985. Ed. Stella P. Revard, Fidel Rädle, Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 53. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1988. 563–72. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/guelphactaconven00inteuoft [Geritz S005.]
  10. McCutcheon, R. R. The Responsio ad Lutherum: Thomas More's Inchoate Dialogue with Heresy. Sixteenth Century Journal 22 (1991): 77–90. [Sum.: p.77; Geritz S065.]
  11. Baumann, E. H. L. Thomas More und der Konsens: Eine theologiegeschichtliche Analyse der Responsio ad Lutherum von 1523. Abhandlungen zur Philosophie, Psychologie, Soziologie der Religion und Ökumenik, Heft 46 der Neuen Folge. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 1993.
    Review(s):
    1. David V. N. Bagchi, Moreana 131/32 (1997): 163–66.
  12. Baumann, Eduard. Thomas Mores Konsensbegriff als Kriterium der Offenbarung Gottes in der Responsio ad Lutherum von 1523. Europa: Wiege des Humanismus und der Reformation. 5 Internationales Symposion der Amici Thomas Mori, 20. bis 27. Mai 1995 in Mainz. Dokumentation. Ed. Hermann Boventer and Uwe Baumann. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1997. 253–64.
  13. Baker, David Weil. Heresy and Utopia. [1999] See Utopia: Religion and Theology.
  14. Kinney, Daniel. Heirs of the Dog: Cynic Selfhood in Medieval and Renaissance Culture. [2000] See Translations of Lucian
  15. Trevor, Douglas. Thomas More's Responsio and the Fictions of Humanist Polemic. Sixteenth Century Journal 32:3 (2001): 743–64. [Sum.: p.743.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 147/48 (2001): 94–97.
  16. Cummings, Brian. Letter and Spirit: Luther's 1520 Pamphlets and More's Responsio. The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace: Grammar and Grace. Oxford: OUP, 2002, 38–46. [Macewan has online subscription.]

Letter to Bugenhagen

Editions

  1. More, Thomas. Doctissima D. Thomae Mori clarissimi ac disertiss. viri Epistola, in qua non minus facete quam pie, respondet literis Ioannis Pomerani, hominis inter Protestantes nominis non obscuri: Opusculum certe sacrarum literarum studiosis tum utile, tam iucundum ex Authoris quidem autographo emendato, dum viueret, exemplari desumptum, nunquam vero antehac in lucem editum. Louvanii, ex officina Joannes Foulerus [John Fowler], 1568. Digital Copy available on HathiTrust Another copy available at U of Gent [Google Books: Be sure to scroll right.] (see USTC Catalogue) and Google Play [USTC 401356; Gibson 61 + Smith 1981:32; ARCR I: 829; Shaaber M217; CW 7: clx–clxi, 1–3. From More's autograph MS (which does not survive). Not published in 1689 Opera Omnia.]
  2. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances, ed. The Correspondence of Sir Thomas More. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1947. 323–65. [Wentworth 718. Latin text: Rogers 143.]
  3. Sinclair, M. A., ed. Saint Thomas More's Letter to Bugenhagen, Translated and Annotated, With a Study of His Thought, Method and Style as a Religious Controversialist. Diss., U of Loyola, 1957.
  4. Manley, Frank, ed. Letter to Bugenhagen. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Edited by Frank Manley, Germain Marc'hadour, Richard C. Marius, and Clarence H. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. xvii–lxiv, clx–clxi, 1–105. [Add. & Corr. CW 1: 430–431. Geritz B014; Wentworth 717. Text and translation (by Frank Manley).]
    Review(s):
    1. Walter M. Gordon, Moreana 111/112 (1992): 169–74.
    2. Albert Rabil, Jr., Church History 61 (1992): 407–08.
    3. Archibald Morrison Young, Sixteenth Century Journal 23 (1992): 630–32.

Selections

  1. Taillé, Michel, ed. Lettre à Bugenhagen. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 233–237.

Studies

  1. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances. Sir Thomas More's Letter to Bugenhagen. The Modern Churchman 35 (1946): 350–60. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 447–54, 663–64. [Geritz S098; Wentworth 720.]
  2. Crawford, Charles W. Thomas Stapleton and More's Letter to Bugenhagen. Moreana 19/20 (1968): 101–07 + 26 (1970): 5–16. 1970 Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana26pages5-16.pdf [Geritz S012; Wentworth 719.]
  3. Pineas, Rainer. Lutheran Controversy. [1968] See Responsio ad Lutherum
  4. Fox, Alistair. The Reluctant Champion: Responsio ad Lutherum, Letter to Bugenhagen. [1983] See Responsio ad Lutherum
  5. Manley, Frank. Introduction: Letter to Bugenhagen. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. by Frank Manley, Germain Marc'hadour, Richard C. Marius, and Clarence H. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. xvii–lxiv.
  6. Bugenhagen, John. Appendix A, John Bugenhagen's Epistola ad Anglos. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Frank Manley, et al. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 393–405. [Text and translation.]

Dialogue Concerning Heresies

Editions

See also Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.xii.41 in Dialogue of Comfort: Manuscripts

  1. More, Sir Thomas. A dyaloge of syr Thomas More knyghte: one of the counsayll of oure souerayne lorde the kyng & chauncellour of hys duchy of Lancaster. Wherin be treatyd dyuers maters, as of the veneration & Worshyp of ymagys & reliques, prayng to sayntys, & goyng on pylgrymage. Wyth many othere thyngys touchyng the pestylent sect of Luther and Tyndale, by the tone bygone in Saxony, and by tother laboryd to be brought in to Englond. [London]: Johannes Rastell, enpryntyd London at the synge of the meremayd at Powlys gate next to chepe syde in the moneth of June the yere of our lord. M. [and] C.xxix. [June 1529] Facsimile Rpt. The English Experience 752. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1975. TCP transcription available online at http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A07/A07698.html [STC 18084; ESTC S104969; Gibson 53 + Smith 1981:35; CW 6: 548–556. Titlepage reproduced in CW 6/2: frontispiece (and Gibson). Sigs. O2 and Q4v (with cancel slip) reproduced in CW 6/2: between pages 549 and 550.]
    Review(s):
    1. (Facsimile) Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 52 (1976): 129–30.
  2. More, Sir Thomas. A dyaloge of syr Thomas More knyghte: one of the counsayll of our souerayne lorde the kyng and chauncelloure of hys duchy of Lancaster: Wheryn be treatyd dyuers maters, as of the veneracyon & worshyp of ymagys & relyques, prayng to sayntis, & goynge on pylgrymage. Wyth many other thyngys touchyng the pestylent secte of Luther & Tyndale, by the tone bygone in Saxony, & by the tother laboryd to be brought in to England. Newly ouersene by the sayd syr Thomas More chauncellour of England. 1530. [London : Printed by William Rastell], M.v.C.xxxi. [mense Maii] [May 1531] [STC 18085; ESTC S115009; Gibson 54 + Smith 1981:36 + 1988:138. Revised and Expanded edition, see CW 6: 556–575 for differences between the first two editions. Titlepage reproduced in CW 6/1: frontispiece (and Gibson). Worldcat OCLC 55194682 Colophon reads Anno domini. M.v.C.xxxi. [sic] mense Maii.. Variant: date altered to 1530 by the erasure of the i.]
  3. More, Sir Thomas. A Dialogue of syr Thomas More knyghte: one of the counsaill of our souerayne Lorde the Kinge, and Chauncellour of hys Duchy of Lancaster. Wherin be treatyd diuers maters, as of the veneracion & worship of ymages and reliques, prayng to saintes, and goyng on pylgrimage. With many other thinges touchyng the pestilent sect of Luther and Tyndale, by the tone bygone in Saxony, and by the tother laboryd to be brought in to England. Made in the yere of our lord. 1528. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. h1–t4v [pp. 105–288]. Facsimile Rpt. in EW 1931 Vol. 2. Available online at A Dialogue concernynge heresyes http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See STC 18076. Based on 1531 edition. See CW 6:575–77.]
  4. Campbell, W. E., and A. W. Reed, eds. A Dialogue concerning Heresies and Matters of Religion made in 1528 by Sir Thomas More. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1927. Rpt. in The English Works of Sir Thomas More. Ed. W. E. Campbell and A. W. Reed. 2 vols. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode; New York: Lincoln MacVeagh, The Dial Press, 1931. Volume 2: The Dialogue Concerning Tyndale. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Wentworth 695; Sullivan 1:157–59. Includes a reproduction of the black letter text of the 1557 Folio, plus a modernized spelling version of the text, together with a substantial introductory essay and notes. Cited as EW 1931, 2.]
    Review(s):
    1. R. W. Chambers, Modern Language Review 26 (1931): 464–66 [Sullivan 1:186].
    2. R. B. McKerrow, Review of English Studies 4 (1928): 352–54 [Sullivan 2:310].
    3. A. F. Pollard, History 14 (1929): 72–74.
    4. TLS 1 Mar. 1928: 144 [Sullivan 1:159].
  5. Lawler, Thomas M. C., Germain Marc'hadour, and Richard C. Marius, eds. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Part 1: The Text, Part 2: Introduction, Commentary, Appendices, Glossary, Index. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. [Add.&Corr.: CW 15: 661; CW 1: 430. Geritz B008; Wentworth 696.]
    Review(s):
    1. Ward Allen, Sewanee Review 91 (1983): 143–48. [Sum.: Mary Bradshaw, Moreana 82 (1984): 108.]
    2. Dominic Baker-Smith, Catholic Historical Review 69 (1983): 611–12.
    3. Nicolas Barker, TLS 25 Feb. 1983: 199.
    4. Geoffrey R. Elton, English Historical Review 98 (1983): 152–55.
    5. Walter M. Gordon, Moreana 75/76 (1982): 51–55. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana75-76pages51-55.pdf
    6. Rainer Pineas, Renaissance Quarterly 35 (1982): 617–18.
    7. Rainer Pineas, William Tyndale and More's 1529 Dialogue, Moreana 75/76 (1982): 57–58. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana75-76pages57-58.pdf
    8. J. B. Trapp, London Review of Books 5:21 17 Nov. 1983: 15–16.
  6. More, Saint Thomas. Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Rendered into Modern English by Mary Gottschalk. Intro. by Gerard B. Wegemer and Stephen Smith. New York: Scepter Publishers, 2006.

Reference Works

  1. Gairdner, James. Appendix: Abstract of More's Dialogue. Lollardy and the Reformation in England. 4 vols. London: MacMillan, 1908–13. Rpt. (Burt Franklin: Research and Source Work Series 84) New York: Burt Franklin, 1968. 1: 543–78. Rpt. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. 2010. Available online at http://www.archive.org/details/lollardy01gairuoft
  2. Lakowski, Romuald I. A Summary of The Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Available online at http://extra.shu.ac.uk/iemls/work/chapters/chap4sum.html and http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/work/chapters/chap5sum.html [N.B. The Summary of Books I and II is complete, but unfortunately I wasn't able to finish the summary of Books III and IV properly. See also Gairdner's Summary above. These two summaries were originally meant to accompany the analysis of the structure of the Dialogue Concerning Heresies in my 1993 Ph.D. dissertation. Available online at https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/2084 and http://extra.shu.ac.uk/iemls/work/chapters/heresy1.html and http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/work/chapters/heresy2.html.]
  3. Thomas More Studies 3 (2008): Dialogue Concerning Heresies Conference Proceedings [2007]. Also PDF Table of Contents (which omits Koterski's paper). [Items also listed separately.]
  4. Structure of More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies Section 4.11 on Luther's Sola Fide. Prepared by Christopher Malloy. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 107. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Sola_Fide_Outline.pdf
  5. Concordance of Dialogue Concerning Heresies, CW 6. (CTMS 2014?). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Heresies_Concordance/framconc.htm

Selections

  1. Skeat, Walter William, ed. Sir Thomas More: From A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Specimens of English literature from the Ploughmans crede to the Shepheardes Calender, A.D. 1394–1579. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1871. 180–91. Available online at http://www.archive.org/details/specimensenglis03skeagoog [Excerpts from Book III, ch.14, 15 and 16.]
  2. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. A Dialogue. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 90–100. [A number of excerpts.]
  3. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 145–57. [Brief excerpt.]
  4. More, Sir Thomas. Of pilgrimage, being chapter the third of The dialogue concerning Tyndale, by Sir Thomas More, Kt. Aylesford, Kent: Newly published by the Carmelite Fathers, St. Albert's Press, the Friars, 1955. [Notes: reproduced in black letter facsimile from the collected edition (1557) of More's English works.]
  5. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. Dialogue against Luther and Tyndale. The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 433–45.
  6. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. The Dialogue Concerning Heresies. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 196–216. [An excerpt.]
  7. Slavin, Arthur, ed. Sir Thomas More: On Heresy and Reform. Humanism, Reform, and Reformation in England. New York: Wiley, 1969. 84–90. [Sum. Geritz G077. Excerpt from Book IV, Ch. 16–17.]
  8. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 123–39. [A number of extracts.]
  9. Hardon, John A., ed. St, Thomas More: Dialogue Concerning Heresies. The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom. New York: Doubleday, 1987. Rpt. San Francisco, 1995. 369–80. [Three selections.]
  10. Marc'hadour, Germain. Le miracle de la vie. Moreana 75/76 (1982): 125–32. [Rpts. CW 6, 78ff, with a French translation.]
  11. Taillé, Michel, ed. Dialogue sure les hérésies. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 206–211.
  12. Miola, Robert S., ed. Thomas More, A Dialogue Concerning Heresies, 1529. Early Modern Catholicism: An Anthology of Primary Sources. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007. 49–55.
  13. Decoursey, Matthew. The Thomas More / William Tyndale Polemic: A Selection. Edited, with an introduction and notes by Matthew DeCoursey. Early Modern Literary Studies Text Series 3, 2010. http://purl.oclc.org/emls/moretyndale.pdf (236 pages). [Includes Introduction (4–34), and selections from Tyndale's The Obedience of a Christian Man (35–68) and An Answer to Sir Thomas More's Dialogue (115–69); and More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies (69–114) and The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer (170–99).]

Textual History

  1. White, Beatrice. The Three Editions of the Dialogue. A Collation. in EW 1931. 2: [11]–[43].
  2. Mason, Dorothy E., and Richard J. Schoeck, On More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies (1529). Moreana 27/28 (1970): 129–31 + 26: 88. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana27-28pages129-132.pdf
  3. Devereux, E. J. Thomas More's Textual Changes in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies. The Library 5th ser. 27:3 (1972): 233–35. [Geritz S015; Wentworth 701.]
  4. Keen, Ralph. More Bibliographical Notes. II: The Date of the 2nd edition of Dialogue Concerning Heresies. [1980] See William Rastell.
  5. Lawler, Thomas. The Texts. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 2: 548–87.

General Studies

1926–1980
  1. Campbell, W. E. The Dialogue of Blessed Thomas More. Dublin Review 179 (1926): 216–35. [Wentworth 699; Sullivan 1:157. Deals mainly with More's criticisms of Tyndale's translation of the New Testament.]
  2. Pope, Hugh. More vs. Tyndale. Dublin Review 182 (1928): 13–31. [Review article of 1927 (rpt. in EW 1931, 2) edition of the Dialogue Concerning Heresies edited by Reed and Campbell. Emphasises its apologetic value.]
  3. Campbell, W. E. The Spirit and Doctrine of the Dialogue. in EW 1931. 2: [63]–[108]. [Sullivan 1:158–59.]
  4. Reed, Arthur William. Introduction, and Punctuation, Spellings and Language. in EW 1931. 2: [1]–[10], [44]–[59].
  5. Dodds, M. H. The Book of Proverbs in Literature. Notes and Queries 179 (1940): 34. [Parallels in More, Henryson and Chaucer.]
  6. Kernan, Gerald. Saint Thomas More Theologian. Thought 17 (1942): 281–302. [Geritz S053; Wentworth 707; Sullivan 2:193. On Justification and Predestination in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies, and on More's Patristic and Scholastic sources.]
  7. Campbell, W. E. More's Dialogue Concerning Tyndale. Erasmus, Tyndale and More. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1949. 124–54. [On the relationship between church and scripture in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies, and on More's attitudes towards Protestantism.]
  8. Miles, Leland. Protestant Colet and Catholic More: A Study of Contrasts in the Use of Platonism. Anglican Theological Review 33 (1951): 30–42. [Geritz S071; Wentworth 673; Sullivan 2:322. On Colet's Exposition of Romans and on More's treatment of The Image of Love in the Dialogue Concerning Tyndale.]
  9. Johnson, I. St. Thomas More and His Scots Friar. Innes Review 5 (1954): 78. [Sum.: William J. Anderson, Moreana 7 (1965): 98. See also M. Sinclair 1977 below.]
  10. Tenbusch, L. M. Continuity and Synthesis in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Tyndale and A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation: A Study in Christian Humanism. [1955] See Dialogue of Comfort.
  11. Sylvester, Richard S. Thomas More and The Further I Go, The More Behind. Notes and Queries ns 9 (1962): 370–71. [Geritz S109. On an English song quoted by More in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies and the Confutation.]
  12. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More, Magellan, et J.B. Trapp. Moreana 1 (1963): 85–86.
  13. Reynolds, E. E. Goodwin Sands: A Footnote to More. Moreana 30 (1971): 33.
  14. Schaeffer, John D. Dialogue and Faith in More's Humanism: Voice and Belief in The Dialogue Concerning Tyndale. Ph.D. Diss., St. Louis U, 1972. [Geritz S099.]
  15. Gordon, Walter M. In Defense of More's Merry Tales. Moreana 38 (1973): 5–12. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana38pages5-12.pdf [Geritz S032; Wentworth 706.]
  16. Muse, Philip John. Sir Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies and the Shifting of Christian Consciousness in the Early Reformation. Diss. U of Georgia, 1977. [Geritz S077.]
  17. Sinclair, Malcolm. Saint Thomas More's Good Scottish Frere. Moreana 55/56 (1977): 53–54. [Geritz S105. See also Johnson 1954 above, CW 6: 631–32 and G.M. Moreana 126 (1996): 72.]
  18. Fox, Alistair. Thomas More's Dialogue and the Book of the Tales of Caunterbury: Good Mother Wit and Creative Imitation. Familiar Colloquy: Essays Presented to Arthur Edward Barker. Ed. P. Brückmann. Ottawa, Ont.: Oberon Press (for U of Western Ontario), 1978. 15–24. [Geritz S025; Wentworth 704. Echoes of Chaucer in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies, and the Confutation.]
  19. Gordon, Walter M. The Argument of Comedy in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Renaissance and Reformation ns 4 (1980): 13–32. [Geritz S031; Wentworth 705; G.M. Moreana 75/76 (1982): 184–85.]
  20. Marc'hadour, Germain. The Devil and the Lombards: Two Merry Tales by Thomas More. Cithara 19:2 (1980): 5–19. [Geritz S056; Wentworth 708.]
  21. Minns, Dennis P. Thomas More's Use of Scripture in The Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Thomas More: Essays on the Icon. Ed. Damian Grace and Brian F. Byron. Melbourne: Dove Publications, 1980. 71–88. [Geritz S073; Wentworth 709.]
1981–Present
  1. Harvey, E. Ruth. Appendix A: The Image of Love. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 2: 727–59.
  2. Lawler, Thomas. A General View of the Dialogue: An Anatomy of Heresy. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 2: 439–55.
  3. Marius, Richard. Sources: The Contemporary Scene. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 2: 535–48.
  4. Marius, Richard C. Appendix C: The Sack of Rome. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 2: 771–77.
  5. Marc'hadour, Germain. The Historical Context, and The World of the Dialogue. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 2: 455–94.
  6. Marc'hadour, Germain. Fathers and Doctors of the Church. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 2: 526–535.
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Thomas M. C. Lawler. Scripture in the Dialogue. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 2: 494–526.
  8. Fox, Alistair. More's Doctrinal Argument: A Dialogue Concerning Heresies, The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 147–66.
  9. Baird-Smith, David. One Shrewd Wife in All the World. Moreana 83/84 (1984): 93–94. [Geritz S003.]
  10. Billingsley, Dale B. The Messenger and the Reader in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Studies in English Literature 24 (1984): 5–22. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. II: 220–237. [Geritz S006; Wentworth 698.]
  11. Doyle, C. C. Looking Behind Two Proverbs of More. Moreana 91/92 (1986): 33–35. [Geritz S018; Wentworth 702.]
  12. Aston, Margaret. More's Defence of Images. England's Iconoclasts. Vol. 1: Laws Against Images. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1988. 173–194. [On More's 1531 additions to the Dialogue Concerning Heresies, and on The Image of Love and Tyndale's Answer.]
  13. Marc'hadour, Germain. Le miracle de Saint-Albans selon Thomas More et selon Shakespeare. [1988] See More and Shakespeare.
  14. Scattergood, John. Skelton and Heresy. Early Tudor England: Proceedings of the 1987 Harlaxton Symposium. Ed. D. Williams. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1989. 157–70. [Sum.: B. Lowe, Sixteenth Century Journal 23 (1992): 844. On Skelton's last poem A Replycacion Agaynst Certayne Yong Scolers Abjured of Late and More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies.]
  15. Walker, Greg. John Skelton, Thomas More, and the Lost History of the Early Reformation in England. Parergon 9:1 (1991): 75–85. Rpt. Persuasive Fictions and Political Culture in the Reign of Henry VIII. Aldershot, UK: Scolar P, 1996. 166–177. [Geritz S110. On Skelton's A Replycacion Agaynst Certayne Yong Scolers Abjured of Late and More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies.]
  16. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More: l'Icône Verbale, erzatz de l'image naturelle. Moreana 111/112 (1992): 117–32. Extract from Le Mot et l'Image dans le domaine religieux. (Actes du Colloque du Centre de Linguistique Religieuse d'Angers des 9–10 novembre 1990). Ed. Marie-Claude Rousseau. Cahiers du C.L.R. d'Angers, H.S. 3, Angers: Université Catholique de l'ouest, 1992. ***–*** [On the defence of images in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies, especially Book I, Ch. 2.]
  17. Stewart, Patricia Weightman. The Coherence of a Concept: Heresy, Intentionality and Judgement in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Hypocrisy and Heresy: Language and Concepts in Early Modern England. Ph.D. Diss. University of British Columbia, 1992. 142–205. Online at https://circle.ubc.ca/bitstream/handle/2429/3216/ubc_1992_fall_stewart_patricia_weightman.pdf?sequence=1
  18. McCutcheon, R. R. Heresy and Dialogue: The Humanist Approaches of Erasmus and More. Viator 24 (1993): 357–384. [Sum.: p.x; Geritz S064. On the Inquisitio de Fide and the Dialogue Concerning Heresies.]
  19. Schaeffer, John D. Thomas More and the Master Tropes: The Deep Structure of A Dialogue Concerning Heresies and Giambattista Vico. Moreana 147/48 (2001): 4–24. [Sum.: p.5.]
  20. D'Alton. Craig W. Charity or Fire? The Argument of Thomas More's 1529 Dyaloge. Sixteenth Century Journal 33:1 (2002): 51–70. [Sum.: p.51; G.M. Moreana 149 (2002): 105–106.]
  21. Gilman, David. Dramatic Debate: Vividness and Verve in Thomas More's A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Moreana 153/54 (2003): 27–47. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana153-154pages27-47.pdf [Sum.: pp. 27–28.]
  22. Boyle, John F. The Reading of Scripture in Thomas More's Dialog Concerning Heresies. Thomas More Studies 3 (2008): 1–8. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Boyle.pdf
  23. Fabiny, Tibor. Scripture versus Church in the Debate of More and Tyndale. More's Position: The Primacy of Orality. Thomas More Studies 3 (2008): 9–17. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Fabiny.pdf
  24. Foley, Michael P. High Humanism and Plebeian Piety: St. Thomas More's Defense of Catholic Devotions. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 18–23. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Foley.pdf
  25. Gottschalk, Mary. Why is More So Merry in A Dialogue Concerning Heresies? Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 24–31. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Gottschalk.pdf
  26. Karlin, Louis. Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies and the Idea of the Church. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 32–40. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Karlin.pdf
  27. Koterski, Joseph W. Free Choice of the Will in Part IV of A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 41–48. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Koterski.pdf
  28. Latta, Jennie D. Thomas More on Conscience and the Authority of the Church. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 49–60. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Latta.pdf
  29. Lehman, Jeffrey S. Judgment in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 61–63. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Lehman.pdf
  30. Mitjans, Frank. On Veneration of Images, Praying to Saints, and Going on Pilgrimages in A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 64–69. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Mitjans.pdf
  31. Oakley, David R. English Heresy Procedures in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 70–80. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Oakley.pdf
  32. Panza, Barbara J. Thomas More's Appeal in A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 81–98. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Panza.pdf
  33. Tóta, Benedek Péter. Merry Tales in Re-Formation: Operation of a Minor Epic Form in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Thomas More Studies 3(2008): 99–106. http://thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/DCH_Tota.pdf
  34. Barnett, Mary Jane. Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies: Humanism, Readers, and the Boundaries of Consensus. Moreana 176 (2009): 157–73. [Sum.: pp.157–58.]
  35. Duffy, Eamon. The comen knowen multytude of crysten men: A Dialogue Concerning Heresies and the Defence of Christendom. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More. Ed. George Logan. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 191–215. DOI)
  36. Doyle, Charles Clay. Snakes and Eels: The Slender Odds of Wiving Well. [2016] See Humour.

See also More vs. Tyndale (1528–1533), Heresy Trials and Literary Dialogue.

The Supplication of Souls

Manuscript

  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS 10827, now MS Ballard 72, fols. 1–51. [CW 8: 1420, n.4; Beal I/2: 350; Delcourt 1914: 371. Contains a copy of Book II of The Supplication of Souls, apparently copied from 1557 edition.]

Editions

  1. More, Sir Thomas. The supplycacyon of soulys. Made by syr Thomas More knyght councellour to our souerayn lorde the Kynge and chauncellour of hys Duchy of Lancaster. Agaynst the supplycacyon of beggars [London] W. Rastell [not after 25 Oct. 1529] Facsimile Rpt. The English Experience 353. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1971. TCP transcription available online at http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A68/A68478.html [STC 18092; ESTC S104281; Gibson 72 + Smith 1981:34 + 1988:138.]
    Review(s):
    1. (Facsimile) Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 43/44 (1974): 154–55.
  2. More, Sir Thomas. The supplycacyon of soulys. Made by syr Thomas More knyght councellour to our souerayn lorde the Kynge and chauncellour of hys Duchy of Lancaster. Agaynst the supplycacyon of beggars. London: W. Rastell, 1529. [STC 18093; ESTC S123347; Gibson 71 + Smith 1981:34 + 1988:138.]
  3. More, Thomas. The supplicacion of soules made, Anno.1529. by syr Thomas More knight, counsaylour to our souerayne Lorde the kynge, and chauncelour of hys duchye of Lancaster. Agaynst the supplicacion of beggars. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. t4v–y6 [288–339]. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139.]
  4. Thecla [Schmidt], Sr. Mary, ed. Thomas More: The Supplication of Souls. Westminster, MD: Newman P, 1950. [Geritz C022; Wentworth 725; CW 7: clxi,n3. Modernized edition.]
  5. Morris, Eileen, ed. The Supplication of Souls by Thomas More. His Reply to the Supplication of Beggars by Simon Fish. A Transcription from Black Letter. London: Primary Publications, 1970. [Geritz C023; CW 7: clxi,n.3. An unreliable and inaccurate transcription.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 26 (1970): 69–72.
  6. Marc'hadour, Germain, ed. The Supplication of Souls. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Edited by Frank Manley, Germain Marc'hadour, Richard C. Marius, and Clarence H. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. lxv–cxvii, clxi–clxviii, 107–228. [Geritz B014; Wentworth 724. See Letter to Bugenhagen for reviews.]
  7. The Supplication of Souls. Saint Thomas More: The Four Last Things, The Supplication of Souls, A Dialogue of Conscience. Rendered in Modern English by Mary Gottschalk. Intro. Gerard Wegemer. Princeton: Scepter Publishers, 2002. 69–194.
    Review(s):
    1. Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, Moreana 159 (2004): 79–82.

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Supplication of Souls, CW 7. (CTMS 2014?). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Supplication_Concordance/framconc.htm

Translations

  1. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 158–60. [Brief excerpt.]
  2. Marc'hadour, Germain, trans. La Supplication des Ames. Saint Thomas More: Lettre à Dorp—La Supplication des Ames. Namur: Le Soleil Levant, 1962. 131–274. [Sullivan 2:283.]
    Review(s):
    1. P. Mesnard, Moreana 1 (1963): 30–39.
  3. Paglialunga, Luciano, trans. La Supplica delle Anime. Tommaso Moro, Le Quattro Cose Ultime con la Supplica delle Anime & nell'Orto degli Ulivi. Trans. Vittorio Gabrieli, Luciano Paglialunga, e Marialisa Bertagnoni. Milan: Edizioni Ares, 1998. ***–***.
  4. Taillé, Michel, ed. Supplication des âmes. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 119–132 [Selections from Marc'hadour's translation.]

Selections

  1. Walter, William Joseph. The Supplication of Souls. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 243–255. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA243
  2. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. The Supplication of Souls. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 101.
  3. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. The Supplication of Souls. The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 225–34.
  4. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. The Supplication of Souls. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 216–20. [An excerpt.]
  5. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. More's Defence of the Clergy. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 291–98. [From Mary Gottschalk's modernized text.]

Studies

  1. Campbell, W. E. More's Supplication of Souls. Dublin Review 216 (1945): 1–8. Rev. vers. in The Supplication of Souls. Erasmus, Tyndale and More. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1949. 155–74. [Geritz S010; Sullivan 1:163.]
  2. Pineas, Rainer. Thomas More's Controversy with Simon Fish. Studies in English Literature 7 (1967): 15–28. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 14 (1967): 116–17; Geritz S089; Wentworth 727. On Fish's Supplication for the Beggars, More's Supplication of Souls and the Richard Hunne Case.]
  3. Pineas, Rainer. Simon Fish. Thomas More and Tudor Polemics. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1968. 152–172, 251–53. [On Simon Fish's 1528 Supplication for the Beggars, and More's 1529 Supplication of Souls.]
  4. Haas, Stephen W. Simon Fish, William Tyndale, and Sir Thomas More's Lutheran Conspiracy. Journal of Ecclesiastical History 23 (1972): 125–36. [Geritz S039; Wentworth 726. Deals with Simon Fish's A Supplication for the Beggars and More's The Supplication of Souls.]
  5. Gabrieli, Vittorio. Hamlet and The Supplication of Souls. Notes and Queries ns 26 (1979): 120–21. [Geritz S027.]
  6. Fox, Alistair. Political Commitments and Encounters: Supplication of Souls, Apology, Debellation of Salem and Bizance. [1983] See Apology.
  7. Keen, Ralph. A Correction by Hand in More's Supplication, 1529, [1983] See William Rastell.
  8. Fleissner, Robert F. Hamlet and The Supplication of Souls Reconvened. Notes and Queries ns 32 (1985): 120–21. [Geritz S021.]
  9. Fish, Simon. Appendix B: Simon Fish's A Supplication for the Beggars with John Foxe's Sidenotes. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Frank Manley, et al. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 409–22.
  10. Keen, Ralph. Appendix F: The Printer's Copy for the Supplication of Souls in the 1557 English Works. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Frank Manley, et al. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 455–81.
  11. Levin, Carole. From Beggars to Souls: Thomas More's Response to Simon Fish's Supplication. Lamar Journal of the Humanities 16 (1990): 5–22. [Geritz S055.]
  12. Marc'hadour, Germain. Introduction: Supplication of Souls. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. by Frank Manley, Germain Marc'hadour, Richard C. Marius, and Clarence H. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. lxv–cxvii.
  13. Marc'hadour, Germain. Appendix E: Popular Devotions Concerning Purgatory. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Frank Manley, et al. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 445–54.
  14. Greenblatt, Stephen. Hamlet in Purgatory Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2001. 134–50, passim.
  15. Marshall, Peter. Debates over the Dead: Purgatory and Polemic in Henrician England. Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002, Pbk. 2004. 47–92, esp. 47–59.

Confutation of Tyndale's Answer

Manuscripts

  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS 10827, now MS Ballard 72, fols. 51v–81. [CW 8: 1420, n.4; Beal I/2: 350; Delcourt 1914: 371. Contains a copy of the preface to the crysten reader, apparently copied from 1557 edition.]

See also Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.xii.41 in Dialogue of Comfort: Manuscripts

Editions

  1. More, Sir Thomas. The confutacyon of Tyndales answere made by Syr Thomas More knyght lorde chauncellour of Englande. Prentyd at London by Wyllyam Rastell. [Spring] 1532. TCP transcription available at http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A07/A07693.html [Preface, Books I–III.Gibson 48 + Titlepage + Smith 1981:29 + 1988:138; STC 18079; ESTC S114986; CW 8: 1419–21. The Confutatyon of Tyndales Answere, Thomas More's most ambitious polemic in defence of the traditional Catholic Church, was probably undertaken in the summer of 1531 (CW 8/3:1419).]
  2. More, Sir Thomas. The second parte of the Confutation of Tyndals answere, in whyche is also confuted the chyrche that Tyndale devyseth, and the chyrche also that frere Barns devyseth] made by syr Thomas More knyght. Prentyd at London by Wyllyam Rastell. 1533. TCP transcription available at http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A07/A07694.html [Books IV–VIII. Gibson 49 + Titlepage + Smith 1981:30 + 1988:138; STC 18080; ESTC S104273; CW 8: 1419–21. ]
  3. More, Thomas. The Confutacion of Tyndales Aunswere made Anno. 1532. by Syr Thomas More knyghte, Lorde chauncellour of Englande. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs.ll1v–G4v. [339–832] Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [CW 8: 1421–22. See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Titlepage + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139. 1557 edition reprints Books I–VIII and adds a fragment, Book IX, for the first time.]
  4. Lusardi, James P. The Confutation of Frere Barons Chyrche. Diss. Yale U, 1963. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 1 (1963): 83–84. An edition of Book 8 of the Confutation, which provided the basis for Lusardi's edition of Books 7–9 of CW 8 below.]
  5. Schuster, Louis A., Richard C. Marius, James P. Lusardi, and Richard J. Schoeck, eds. The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Vol. 8 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Vol. 8/1: Books I–IV; Vol.8/2: Books V–IX, Appendices; Vol. 8/3: [Introduction and Commentary]. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1973. [Add.&Corr.: CW 13 (1976): 362–364; CW 9 (1979): 460; CW 6 (1981): 882. Geritz B004; Wentworth 687.]
    Review(s):
    1. H. W. Donner, Moreana 39 (1973): 51–56. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana39pages51-56.pdf
    2. Geoffrey R. Elton, English Historical Review 89 (1974): 382–87. Rpt. in Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government. 4 vols. 1974–1992. Vol. 3: Papers and Reviews, 1973–1981. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. 444–50.
    3. Germain Marc'hadour, Studia Neophilologica 47 (1975): 157–68.
  6. Gottschalk, Mary, ed. The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer (CTMS 2013). Books 1–4 (1532-33) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Confutation1-4_2014-etext.pdf and Books 5–9 (1533) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Confutation5-9_2014-etext.pdf [Page and line numbers correspond to the Yale edition with standardized spelling and modernized punctuation. Part I = CW 8/1: 1–574; Part II = CW 8/2: 575–1034.]

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Confutation of Tyndale's Answer, CW 8. [Books 1–9] http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Confutation_Concordance1&2/framconc.htm

Selections

  1. Walter, William Joseph. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 256–280. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA256 [Two Excerpts from pp. 760–770 and 779–786 of EW 1557.]
  2. Skeat, Walter William, ed. Sir Thomas More: From The Confutacion of Tyndales aunswere, made Anno 1532. Specimens of English literature from the Ploughmans crede to the Shepheardes Calender, A.D. 1394–1579. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1871. 191–93. Available online at http://www.archive.org/details/specimensenglis03skeagoog [Excerpt from Book III.]
  3. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 102–105. [A couple of excerpts.]
  4. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 161–63. [Brief excerpt.]
  5. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 220–23. [An excerpt.]
  6. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 147–77. [A number of extracts.]
  7. King, John N., ed, Thomas More: From The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer (1532–1533). Voices of the English Reformation: A Sourcebook. Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2004. 45–48. [Two excerpts.]
  8. Taillé, Michel, ed. Réfutation de Tyndale. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 214–226.
  9. Decoursey, Matthew, ed. The Thomas More / William Tyndale Polemic: A Selection. See Dialogue Concerning Heresies: Selections

Studies

  1. Campbell, W. E. More's Supposed Cruelty to Heretics and His Confutation. Erasmus, Tyndale and More. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1949. 208–26. [Consists mainly of extracts from the Confutation, plus a brief note on the Apology.]
  2. Campbell, W. E. Sir Thomas More's Longest Book. Dublin Review 223 (1949): 119–26. [Sullivan 1:164–65.]
  3. Flesseman-van Leer, E. The Controversy about Scripture and Tradition between Thomas More and William Tyndale. [1959] see More Vs Tyndale
  4. Marius, Richard C. The Pseudonymous Patristic Text in Thomas More's Confutation. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 253–66. [Geritz S058; Wentworth 691. On More's use of the Pseudo-Cyprian Sermo de ablutione, the Pseudo-Augustine De vera et falsa poenitentia, the Pseudo-Dionysus, the Pseudo-Chrysostom Opus imperfectum and on Origen.]
  5. Marius, Richard C. Thomas More and the Early Church Fathers. [1968] See Ecclesiology.
  6. Pineas, Rainer. Robert Barnes. Thomas More and Tudor Polemics. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1968. 141–151, 248–51. [On More's reply to Robert Barnes's 1531 Supplication in Book VIII of the Confutation. Pp. 120–41 deal with Barnes's Supplication.]
  7. Stacpoole, A. J. Thomas More and the Imitatio Christi. See Spirituality.
  8. Lusardi, James P. Appendix A: Barnes' Supplications of 1531 and 1534. The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Ed. Louis A. Schuster, Richard C. Marius, James P. Lusardi, and Richard J. Schoeck. Vol. 8 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1973. 2: 1035–61.
  9. Lusardi, James P. The Career of Robert Barnes. The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Ed. Louis A. Schuster, Richard C. Marius, James P. Lusardi, and Richard J. Schoeck. Vol. 8 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1973. 3: 1365–1415.
  10. Lusardi, James P. The Texts. The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Ed. Louis A. Schuster, Richard C. Marius, James P. Lusardi, and Richard J. Schoeck. Vol. 8 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1973. 3: 1417–1450.
  11. Marius, Richard. Thomas More's View of the Church. [1973] See Ecclesiology
  12. Shuster, Louis and James P. Lusardi. Appendix D: Press Variants in the Early Editions of the Confutation The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Ed. Louis A. Schuster, Richard C. Marius, James P. Lusardi, and Richard J. Schoeck. Vol. 8 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1973. 2: 1121–34.
  13. Schuster, Louis. A. Reformation Polemic and Renaissance Values. [1974] See Polemical Works: General Studies
  14. Murray, Francis G. The Holy Spirit in St. Thomas More's Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Clergy Review 62 (1977): 388–92. [Geritz S076.]
  15. Doyle, Charles Clay. Lenten Fare and the Language of Falsehood: Pig and Pike, Fish and Fowl. Quincentennial Essays on St. Thomas More. Ed. Michael J. Moore. Boone, NC: Albion, 1978. 27–34. [Geritz S017; Wentworth 688. Analysis of More's use of some merry tales in the Confutation.]
  16. Martz, Louis L. More as Author: The Virtues of Digression. Moreana 62 (1979): 105–19. Rev. vers. as The Order of the Heart. Thomas More: The Search for the Inner Man. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 29–51, 106–07. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana62pages105-119.pdf [Geritz S062; Wentworth 692. On repetition and digression in the Confutation, the Treatise on the Passion, and the De tristitia. Martz sees More's use of indirection and exploratory digressions as very Augustinian.]
  17. Fox, Alistair. More's Doctrinal Argument: A Dialogue Concerning Heresies, The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. [1983] See Dialogue Concerning Heresies.
  18. Hardin, Richard F. Caricature in More's Confutation. Moreana 93 (1987): 41–52. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana93pages41-52.pdf [Geritz S040; Wentworth 690. Sebastian Brant, Cranach and Thomas Murner as sources or analogues for More's use of caricature in the Confutation.]
  19. Hecht, Jamey. Limitations of Textuality in Thomas More's Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Sixteenth Century Journal 26 (1995): 823–828. [Sum.: p.823; Geritz S045. On More's defence of the unwritten word of God vs Tyndale's invisible church.]
  20. Murphy, Clare M. The Turks in More and Tyndale. Word, Church, and State: Tyndale Quincentenary Essays. Ed. John T. Day, Eric Lund, and Ann M. O'Donnell. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America P, c1998. 228–42. [On the treatment of the Turks in the Confutation and Tyndale's Answer to More.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 142 (2000): 35–36.
  21. Hardin, Richard F. Not Affirming Things Intended: Reason and Worship in More's The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Moreana 149 (2002): 5–16. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana149pages5-16.pdf [Sum.: pp. 5–6.]
  22. Duffy, Eamon. Thomas More's Confutation: A Literary Failure? The Church and Literature. Edited by Peter Clarke and Charlotte Methuen. Studies in Church History 48. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer for the Eccesiastical Society, 2012. 134–155.

See also More vs. Tyndale (1528–1533).

Letter to Frith

Editions

  1. More, Thomas. A letter of Syr Tho. More knyght impungynge the erronyouse wrytyng of John Fryth agaynst the blessed sacrament of the aultare. London: William Rastell, 1932. [STC 18090; ESTC S104280; Gibson 66 + Smith 1981:34.]
  2. More, Thomas. A letter of sir Thomas More knight impunging the erroniouse wryting of John Frith agaynst the blessed sacrament of the aulter. In The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. G5–H2v. [833–844] Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Letter_Frith.pdf. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139.]
  3. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances, ed. The Correspondence of Sir Thomas More. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1947. 439–64. [Wentworth 714. Latin text: Rogers 190.]
  4. Marius, Richard, ed. Letter against Frith. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Edited by Frank Manley, Germain Marc'hadour, Richard C. Marius, and Clarence H. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. cxviii–clix, clxviii–clxx, 229–58. [Geritz B014; Wentworth 713. See Letter to Bugenhagen for reviews.]
  5. Smith, Stephen, ed. Letter to Rev. John Frith, Chelsea, 7 December <1532>. Modernized by Russell Shaw. For All Seasons: Selected Letters of Thomas More. New York: Scepter Publishers, 2012. 154–82.

Selections

  1. Taillé, Michel, ed. Lettre contre Frith. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 201–205.

Studies

  1. Schoeck, Richard J. The Price ofA Goodly Auncyent Prynted Boke in 1556: A Note on the Cronica Cronicarum. Notes and Queries ns 7 (1960): 371.
  2. Schoeck, Richard J. The Chronica Cronicarum of Sir Thomas More and Tudor Historians. Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 35 (1962): 84–86. [Geritz L024. Referred to in the Letter to Frith and the Debellation. Identified as the Liber Cronicarum (1493) of Hatmann Schedel. Geritz L024 Claims this is Fabyan's History: Check.]
  3. Pineas, Rainer. John Frith. Thomas More and Tudor Polemics. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1968. 173–191, 253–56. [on John Frith's use of Rhetoric and logic, and on More's Letter against Frith.]
  4. Gordon, Walter M. A Needle in a Meadow: A Missing Reference in the More-Frith Controversy. Moreana 52 (1976): 18–22. [Geritz S033.]
  5. Gordon, Walter M. A Scholastic Problem in Thomas More's Controversy with John Frith. Harvard Theological Review 69 (1976): 131–49. [Sum.: James Perrin Warren, Moreana 58 (1978): 81; Geritz S034; Wentworth 716.]
  6. Frith, John. Appendix C: John Frith's A Christen Sentence. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Frank Manley, et al. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 423–33.
  7. Marius, Richard. Introduction: Letter against Frith. Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Vol. 7 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. by Frank Manley, Germain Marc'hadour, Richard C. Marius, and Clarence H. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. cxviii–clix.
  8. Foley, Stephen Merriam. Scenes of Speaking and Technologies of Writing in More's Tower Letters. [1998] See Prison Letters

Apology

Editions

  1. More, Sir Thomas. The apologye of Syr Thomas More knight. [[London]: Prynted by w. Rastell in Fletestrete in saynte Brydys chyrch yarde, 1533] Facsimile Rpt. The English Experience 228. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1970. TCP transcript available online at http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A07/A07690.html [STC 18078; ESTC S112850; Gibson 46 + Smith 1981:29.]
    Review(s):
    1. (Facsimile) Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 43/44 (1974): 154.
  2. More, Thomas. The apology of syr Thomas More knight, made by him Anno. 1533. after that he had geuen ouer thoffice of lord chauncellour of Englande. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. H3–N4v. [845–928] Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73.]
  3. Taft, Arthur Irving, ed. The Apology of Syr Thomas More, Knyght. Yale Doctoral Diss., New Haven, 1916.
  4. Taft, Arthur Irving, ed. The Apologye of Syr Thomas More, Knyght. Early English Text Society 180. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford UP, 1930 (for 1929). [Wentworth 685.]
    Review(s):
    1. H. S. Bennett, Review of English Studies 7 (1931): 466–67.
    2. R. W. Chambers, Modern Language Review 26 (1931): 464–67.
  5. Trapp, J. B., ed. The Apology. Vol. 9 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979. [Add.&Corr.: CW 6: 882–884; CW 15: 662; CW 1: 431; Geritz B003; Wentworth 686.]
    Review(s):
    1. Dominic Baker-Smith, Catholic Historical Review 67 (1981): 116–18.
    2. Nicolas Barker, TLS 25 Feb. 1983: 199.
    3. Geoffrey R. Elton, English Historical Review 95 (1980): 367–69. Rpt. in Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government. 4 vols. 1974–1992. Vol. 3: Papers and Reviews, 1973–1981. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. 450–54.
    4. James K. McConica, Renaissance Quarterly 34 (1981): 262–64.
    5. Jenny Mezciems, Notes and Queries ns 27 (1980): 361–62.
    6. A. W. Wright, Journal of Theological Studies 31 (1980): 252–53.

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Apology, CW 9. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/ApologyConcordance/framconc.htm
  2. A Concordance of Major English Terms in Thomas More's Apology, CW 9,. (Thomas More Studies 9.1, 2014). (PDF). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/tms9.1.pdf

Selections

  1. Walter, William Joseph. Apology. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 217–242. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA217
  2. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. The Apology. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 106–110.
  3. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. The Apology of Sir Thomas More, Knight. in The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 234–44.
  4. Barry. C. J., ed. Sir Thomas More: The Apology, Easter, 1533. The Reformation and the Absolute States, 1517–1789. Vol. 2 of Readings in Church History. 3 vols. Westminster, MA: Newman P, 1965. 2: 60–68. [A short excerpt from The Apology.]
  5. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. The Apology of Sir Thomas More. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 223–36. [An excerpt.]
  6. Taillé, Michel, ed. Apology. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 109–113.

Studies

  1. Dudok, Gerhard. The Apology. + App. I–II Sir Thomas More and His Utopia. Ph.D. Diss. U of Amsterdam, 1923. Amsterdam: H. J. Paris, A. J. Kruyt, H. J. Pores, 1923. 152–69, 200–13. Available online at http://www.archive.org/details/sirthomasmorehis00dudouoft [Wentworth 590. Contrasts More's view on religious toleration in Utopia with his later view in The Apology.]
  2. Taft, A. I. Introduction. The Apologye of Syr Thomas More, Knyght. Early English Text Society 180. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford UP, 1930 (for 1929). vii–lxxxvi. [On More's polemical career, prose style (xlvii–lx), and treatment of heretics (lxxvi–lxxxvi).]
  3. Trapp, J. B. Introduction. The Apology. Vol. 9 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. J. B. Trapp. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979. xvii–lxxxviii. [Includes sections on Thomas More as a Controversialist, Christopher St. German, A Treatise Concerning the Division, Thomas More's Apology, and The Boke of the Deuisyon.]
  4. St. German, Christopher. Appendix A: Saint German's Treatise Concerning the Division. The Apology. Vol. 9 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. J. B. Trapp. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979. 173–212.
  5. Fox, Alistair. Political Commitments and Encounters: Supplication of Souls, Apology, Debellation of Salem and Bizance. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 167–98.

See also The Debellation, and More Vs St. German.

Debellation of Salem and Bizance

Editions

  1. More, Sir Thomas. The debellacyon of Salem and Bizance. London: W. Rastell, 1533. [STC 18081; ESTC S11041; Gibson 50 + Smith 1981:30 + 1988:138.]
  2. More, Thomas. The debellacyon of Salem and Bizance made by Syr Thomas More. Anno domini. 1533. after that he had gyuen ouer the office of lorde Chauncellour of Englande. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. N5–V1v. [929–1034] Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139.]
  3. Guy, John, Ralph Keen, Clarence H. Miller, and Ruth McGugan, eds. The Debellation of Salem and Bizance. Vol. 10 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1987. [Geritz B006; Wentworth 694.]
    Review(s):
    1. L. R. N. Ashley, Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 51 (1989): 437–38.
    2. D. G. Danner, Church History 59 (1990): 241–42.
    3. Alistair Fox, Catholic Historical Review 76 (1990): 848–50.
    4. J. B. Trapp, Moreana 98/99 (1988): 77–83; rpt. in J. B. Trapp, Studies of Petrarch and his Influence, (London: Pindar P, 2003), 514–20. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana98-99pages77-83.pdf

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Debellation of Salem and Bizance, CW 10. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/DebellationConcordance/framconc.htm
  2. A Concordance of Major English Terms in Thomas More's Debellation of Salem and Bizance, CW 10, (Thomas More Studies 9.2, 2014)(PDF). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/tms9.2.pdf

Selections

  1. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. The Debellation of Salem and Bizance. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 111.
  2. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 143–44.

Studies

  1. Schoeck, Richard J. The Chronica Cronicarum of Sir Thomas More and Tudor Historians. [1962] See Letter to Frith.
  2. Marc'hadour, Germain. From Tudor More, via French, to Modern More. Moreana 11 (1966): 73. [On a mistranslation of a passage in the Debellation (EW 1557, 995C) via French into modern English.]
  3. Fox, Alistair. Political Commitments and Encounters: Supplication of Souls, Apology, Debellation of Salem and Bizance. [1983] See Apology.
  4. Guy, John. Introduction. The Debellation of Salem and Bizance. Vol. 10 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. John Guy, Ralph Keen, Clarence H. Miller, and Ruth McGugan. New Haven: Yale UP, 1987. xvii–xcviii.

See also The Apology, and More Vs St. German.

Answer to a Poisoned Book

Editions

  1. More, Sir Thomas. The answere to the fyrst parte of poysened booke, whych a namelesse heretyke hath named the souper of the lorde. By syr Thomas More knyght. [[London] : Prented by w. Rastell in Fletestreet in saynt Brydys chyrch yarde, 1534 [Dec. 1533?]] [STC 18077; ESTC S112849; Gibson 45 + Smith 1981: 29 + Smith 1988:138. A Refutation of the anonymous Souper of the Lorde, probably written by George Joye. Called rather confusingly by Gibson (and Smith) the Answer to Frith, not to be confused with the Letter to Frith (Gibson 62).]
  2. More, Thomas. The answer to the first part of the poysoned booke whych a nameles heretike hath named the supper of the Lord. By syr Thomas More knyght. Anno. 1533. after he had geuen ouer the offyce of Lorde Chauncellour of Englande. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. V2–CC5v. [1033–1138] Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139.]
  3. Foley, Stephen Merriam, and Clarence H. Miller, ed. The Answer to a Poisoned Book. Vol. 11 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1985. [Add.&Corr.: CW 15: 662; CW 1: 431. Geritz B002; Wentworth 683.]
    Review(s):
    1. Rainer Pineas, Renaissance Quarterly 40 (1987): 116–18.
    2. See also W. M. Gordon's The Answer to a Poisoned Book in Studies.

Reference Works

  1. Concordance to Answer to a Poisoned Book, CW 11. (CTMS 2014?). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Poison_Book_Concordance/framconc.htm

Selections

  1. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. The Answer to . . . The Supper of the Lord. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 112–13.

Studies

  1. Martz, Louis L. Thomas More: The Sacramental Life. [1977] See De Tristitia.
  2. Pineas, Rainer. George Joye's Controversy with Thomas More. Moreana 38 (1973): 27–36. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana38pages27-36.pdf [Geritz S081; Wentworth 676.]
  3. Foley, Stephen Merriam. The Shape of the Eucharistic Controversy, and The Argument of the Book. The Answer to a Poisoned Book. Vol. 11 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1985. xvii–xlvii, lxi–lxxxvi. [Geritz, B002.]
  4. Miller, Clarence H. More's Use of Patristic Evidence in the Eucharistic Controversy. The Answer to a Poisoned Book. Vol. 11 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1985. xlvii–lxi. Rev. vers, in Miller, Clarence H. Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and More. Intro. by Jerry Harp. Bethlehem: Lehigh UP, 2011. 80–90, 135–138. [Geritz, B002; (2011) pp. 16–17.]
  5. Gordon, Walter M. The Answer to a Poisoned Book. Moreana 95/96 (1987): 27–37. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana95-96pages27-37.pdf [Sum.: Clarence H. Miller, p.37. A review article. On the patristic roots of More's eucharistic theology in The Answer.]
  6. Pineas, Rainer. Polemical Technique in Thomas More's The Answere to . . . the Poysened Booke. Miscellanea Moreana: Essays for Germain Marc'hadour. Moreana 100: Volume XXVI Mélanges Marc'hadour. Ed. Clare M. Murphy, Henri Gibaud and Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 61. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989. 385–93. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana100pages385-393.pdf [Sum.: Moreana 98/99 (1988): 162, 257; Geritz S086; Wentworth 684.]

The Tower Works

General Studies

  1. Thecla [Schmidt], Sr. Mary. S. Thomas More and the Catena Aurea. Modern Language Notes 61 (1946): 523–29. [Geritz T064.]
  2. Mesnard, Pierre. Vers un Nouveau Portrait de Saint Thomas Morus. Intériorité et vie spirituelle. Par Etienne Borne et al. Centre catholique des intellectuels français, Recherches et Débats No.7. Paris: Librairie Arthème Fayard, 1954. 221–234. [Sum. J.-Cl. Margolin Moreana 6 (1965): 34; Sullivan 2:320. A seminal essay, partly a response to the publication of Leyris's Érits de Prison. Mesnard discusses the Utopia, Roper's Life, the Prison Letters and the Dialogue of Comfort, emphasizing the unity of More's life and work.]
  3. Cavanaugh, J. R. The Saint Stephen Motif in Saint Thomas More's Thought. Moreana 8 (1965): 59–66. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana8pages59-66.pdf [Geritz J007; Wentworth 198. References to St. Stephen in the Dialogue Concerning Heresies, Dialogue of Comfort, and More's Prison Letters and Trial.]
  4. Miller, Clarence H. A Vatican Manuscript Containing Three Brief Works by St. Thomas More. Moreana 26 (1970): 41–44. [Contains More's Epitaph, Letter to Bonvisi, and a short essay from the Valencia manuscript of the De tristitia.]
  5. Martz, Louis L. Thomas More: The Tower Works. St. Thomas More: Action and Contemplation. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester. New Haven: Yale UP (for St. John's University), 1972. 59–83. [Geritz T036; Wentworth 733.]
  6. Haupt, Garry E. The Personal and the Impersonal in the Late Works of Sir Thomas More. Interpretations: Studies in Language and Literature [Memphis] 6 (1974): 14–23. [Geritz T018; Wentworth 729. An important but neglected article, touches on an integral aspect of More's character and writing.]
  7. Jones, Judith P. The Writer in the Tower. Thomas More. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (Twayne), 1979. 112–139, 155–56.
  8. Schuster, Louis A. The Tower of London: More's Gethsemane. Moreana 74 (1982): 39–45. [Geritz T060; Wentworth 191.]
  9. Kinney, Daniel. Rewriting Thomas More: A Devotional Anthology. Manuscripta 33 (1989): 29–35. [Sum.: Moreana 110 (1992): 95; Geritz D008. On an important early manuscript (1540), Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.xii.41, containing extracts from the Dialogue of Comfort, Treatise on the Passion, Dialogue Concerning Heresies, and the Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. It also, Kinney conjectures, may contain material from More's own lost common-place book.]
  10. Strauss, Paul. In Hope of Heaven: English Recusant Prison Writings of the Sixteenth Century. Diss. U of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1991. Published as In Hope of Heaven: English Recusant Prison Writings of the Sixteenth Century. American university studies. Series IV, English language and literature, 166. New York: Peter Lang, 1995. [Geritz G078 and G079. Compare's More's Dialogue to Fisher, Robert Southwell, and Benedict Canfield.]
  11. Scott, Jamie S. Confessions and Tyrants: The Prison Testimonies of Boethius, Thomas More, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. New York: Peter Lang, 1995.
  12. Tóta, Péter Benedek. Last Cast: Sir Thomas More's Tower Poems. [2002] See English Poems.
  13. Ahnert, Ruth. Writing in the Tower of London during the Reformation. ca. 1530–1558. Huntington Library Quarterly 72:2 (2009): 168–192.
  14. House, Seymour Baker. the field is won: An Introduction to the Tower Works. A Companion to Thomas More. Ed. A. D. Cousins, and Damian Grace. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 225–42. [On the Treatise upon the Passion, The Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation, and The Sadness of Christ.]
  15. Marshall, Peter The Last Years. See More's Trial: Modern Studies. [2011]
  16. Kelly, Michael. Mankind, Matter, and More: Sacred Materiality in the Tower Works of Thomas More. Moreana 52:199–200 (June 2015): 123–134. [Sum.: pp.123–24.]

See also Spirituality.

Prison Writings: Collections

  1. Walter, William Joseph. Devotional Meditations and Prayers. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 297–312. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA297 [Excerpts from Treatise on the Passion, De Tristitia. Dialogue of Comfort, and More's Prayers and Meditations.]
  2. Leyris, Pierre, trans. Thomas More: Écrits de Prison. Précédes de la vie de Thomas More par William Roper. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1953, 1981. [Sullivan 2:232. Items also listed separately.]
  3. Shuster, G. N., ed. St. Thomas More. The World's Great Catholic Literature. 2 vols. (Vol. 1 prev. publ. with the same name. New York: Macmillan, 1942.) Wilkes-Barre, Pa: Dimension Books, 1964. 1: 126–31. [Brief excerpts from the Dialogue of Comfort, More's last letter to his daughter, and from Roper's Life.]
  4. Haupt, Garry E., ed. The Tower Works: Devotional Writings. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. [Geritz C027. Modernized spelling version. Items also listed separately.]
    Review(s):
    1. Ward S. Allen, Moreana 71/72 (1981): 109–12.
  5. Giertych, Wojciech, trans. Tomasz More: Pisma więzienne poprzedzone żywotem. Tomasza More napisanym przez. Wiliama Ropera. Przedmowa Wojciecha Giertycha. Poznan: W drodze, 1985. [Worldcat OCLC 19549076; Index Translationum. Polish translation of More's Prison Writings, including selected letters, De Tristitia and Roper's Life.]
  6. Dufresne, Jacques, ed. L'expérience de Dieu avec Thomas More. Expérience de Dieu. Saint-Laurent, Québec: Éditions Fides, 1999. 138p. [Selections from More's Prison Works: Last Letter p.68; Prayer p.70; Epitaph: p.77; Selections from Dialogue of Comfort p.80.]
  7. Thornton, John F., and Susan B. Varenne, eds. Saint Thomas More: Selected Writings. Intro. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. Trans. Clarence H. Miller. New York: Vintage Books, 2003. [Items also listed separately.]

Individual Works

De Periurio / On Perjury

This short text has no title. De perivrio is the title used in the Hunterian MS.

Manuscripts

  1. British Library MS Royal 17 D. XIV, folios 436v–437v. [CW 6: 463; cf. CW 13: xx–xxvi. Folio 437v reproduced in CW 6: facing page 768.]
  2. British Library MS Arundel 152. folios 293–293v and 300. [Renumbered folios 313 and 320 by British Library?] [See CW 6: 763 and n.2; and Beal I/2: 350. Two different versions in same MS, of which fol. 300 seems to be the earlier.]
  3. University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections, MS Hunter 399 (V.2.19), fols. 337–338. For Library catalogue entry, see http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/resultsc.cfm?CNUM=MS%20Hunter%20399%20(V.2.19)&eq=y&c=y [CW 6: 763. See G.M. Moreana 126 (1996): 70–71.]

Editions

  1. Sylvester, Richard S., ed. More's Discussion of Perjury. Moreana 55/56 (1977): 73–77. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana55-56pages73-78.pdf [Geritz F325; Wentworth 231. Reprints More's discussion of perjury in MS. Royal 17.D.XIV. Latin text and translation.]
  2. Sylvester, Richard S., ed. Appendix B: More's Discussion of Perjury. A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. Vol. 6 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1981. 761–69. [Revised version of above, which includes the Hunter MS.]

The Dialogue of Comfort

Manuscripts

  1. Oxford Bodleian Library Corpus Christi College D. 37. [CW 12: xix–xx. Base Text for Yale edition. fol. 79 reproduced in CW 12: Frontispiece; fol. 169v reproduced facing p.xxviii; fol.27v facing p.36; fol. 145 after p.320. Fol. 145 reproduced in Trapp–Herbrüggen 221, p.115.]
  2. British Library MS Royal 17 D. XIV, folios 5–192. [CW 12: xx–xxi; cf. CW 13: xx–xxii. fol. 180v reproduced after CW 12, p.320.]
  3. British Library MS Harley 1634. [Not consulted by Yale editors. See R. Hanna below in Textual History
  4. University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections, MS Hunter 399 (V.2.19), fols. 1–336. For Library catalogue entry, see http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/resultsc.cfm?CNUM=MS%20Hunter%20399%20(V.2.19)&eq=y&c=y [Not consulted by Yale editors. But see CW 6: 763 and R. Hanna below in Textual History. Also includes De Periurio. Library Catalogue: Possibly owned by William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520–1598), who is likely to have owned the manuscript included in a sale of 1687 [CW 12: l–li,n.3] which may be the Hunterian copy, see G.M. Moreana 126 (1996): 68–71.]
  5. MS. Madrid, Royal Library, II/1726, [Not consulted by Yale editors. Originally part of the library of the Conde de Gondomar, don Diego Sarmiento de Acuña (1567–1626), catalogue no. Sala 3-Estante 14-Caxón 5. See articles by Domingo Malvadi below in Textual History.]
  6. Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.xii.41. [Not consulted by Yale editors. c1540. Contains extracts from the Dialogue of Comfort, Treatise on the Passion, Dialogue Concerning Heresies, and the Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. See Daniel Kinney, Rewriting Thomas More: A Devotional Anthology, in Tower Works: General Studies

Editions

  1. More, Sir Thomas. A dialoge of comfort against tribulacion, made by Syr Thomas More Knight, and set foorth by the name of an Hungarian, not before this time imprinted. Londini: In aedibus Richardi Totteli. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum, [ye xviii. day of Novembre in ye yere of our lord. 1553] TCP transcription available at http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A07/A07696.html [STC 18082; ESTC S112882; Gibson 51 + Titlepage + Smith 1981:30 + 1988:138; CW 12: xxi.]
  2. More, Thomas. A dyalogue of comforte agaynste tribulacyon, made in the yere of our Lorde, 1534. by sir Thomas More knyghte, while he was prysoner in the tower of London, which he entitled thus as foloweth. A dyalogue of coumfort agaynst tribulacion, made by an Hungarien in Laten, and translated oute of Laten into French, and oute of frenche into Englishe. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. CC6–LL4 [1139–1264]. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139; CW 12: xxi–xxii.]
  3. A dialogue of cumfort against tribulation, made by the right vertuous, wise and learned man, Sir Thomas More, sometime L. Chanceller of England, which he wrote in the Tower of London, An. 1534. and entituled thus: = A dialogue of cumfort against tribulation, made by an Hungarian in Latin, and translated out of Latin into French, [and] out of French into English Now newly set foorth, with many places restored and corrected by conference of sundrie copies. Antwerpen, apud Joannes Foulerus [John Fowler], 1573. Facsimile Rpt. English Recusant Literature: 1558–1640, 25. Menston, UK: Scolar P, 1970. [USTC 411805; STC 18083; ESTC S112884; Gibson 52 + Smith 1981:30; ARCR 2:553; CW 12: xxii; Geritz C004. Based on 1553 with adoption of readings from 1557.]
  4. Dolman, C., ed. A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. English Catholic Library 3. London: Thomas Baker, 1847. Available online in PDF Format at A dialogue of comfort against tribulation (1847) http://www.archive.org/details/dialogueofcomfor00moreuoft Also available at A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, 1534 http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html Facsimile Rpt. as A Dialogue of Comfort (1847). [Modernized reprint of John Fowler's edition (Antwerp, 1573), collated with 1557 edition. First printing of the Dialogue since John Fowler's.]
  5. O'Hagan, John, Intro. A Dyalogue of Comforte agaynste Tribulacyon. Utopia and A Dialogue of Comfort. Everyman's Library 461. London: Dent, 1910, 1913, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1926, 1928, 1931, 1935, 1937, 1946. 125–356. [Geritz C038. Old Spelling edition based on the 1553 Tottel Edition. Modern spelling edition published in 1951.] 1946 Online at http://www.archive.org/details/utopiawiththedia00moreuoft
  6. Hallett, Philip E., ed. A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1937. [Geritz C002; Wentworth 742; Sullivan 2:72–73. A modernized version.]
  7. Stevens, Monica, ed. Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. London: Sheed & Ward, 1951, 1973, 1979, 1991. Available online as Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation: With Modifications to Obsolete Language by Monica Stevens. at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/17075 and http://www.ccel.org/ccel/more/comfort [Modernized spelling. Based on Everyman old spelling edition.]
  8. Warrington, John, ed. A Dialogue of Comfort. More's Utopia and A Dialogue of Comfort. Everyman's Library 461. London: Dent, Rev. ed. with modernized spelling, 1951, etc., 1970. 143–423. [Geritz C038. Modern Spelling edition based on the 1553 Tottel Edition. From 1974 onwards, The Dialogue of Comfort was omitted but rather confusingly retained in the title.]
  9. Miles, Leland, ed. A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. Hardcover Edition. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1965. [Geritz C003; Wentworth 745. A somewhat abridged (omits about twenty percent) and modernized text. Hardcover edition contains an extensive forty page bibliography and a hundred page introduction. The paperback edition of the same year omits most of the introduction and bibliography.]
    Review(s):
    1. Frank Manley, Renaissance Quarterly 20 (1967): 252–53.
    2. Rainer Pineas, Moreana 11 (1966): 52–54.
  10. Martz, Louis L. and Frank Manley, eds. A Dialogue of Comfort. Vol. 12 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. [Add.&Corr.: CW 9 (1979): 460; CW 6 (1981) 885; CW 15 (1986): 662. Geritz B009; Wentworth 744. The standard edition.]
    Review(s):
    1. Geoffrey R. Elton, English Historical Review 93 (1978): 399–404. Rpt. in Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government. 4 vols. 1974–1992. Vol. 3: Papers and Reviews, 1973–1981. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. 454–60.
    2. Dermott Fenlon, Journal of Theological Studies 30 (1979): 366–71.
    3. Judith P. Jones, Moreana 55/56 (1977): 123–28.
    4. Leland Miles, Renaissance Quarterly 31 (1978): 636–40.
    5. E. E. Reynolds, Moreana 54 (1977): 63–73.
  11. Manley, Frank, ed. The Dialogue of Comfort. Selected Works of St. Thomas More 4. New Haven: Yale UP, 1977. [Add.&Corr.: CW 6: 886–888. Summ: Geritz C005; Wentworth 743. Modernized spelling version.]
    Review(s):
    1. Bernard Basset, Moreana 61 (1979): 19–20. Onlineat http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana61pages19-20.pdf
    2. Archibald Young, Moreana 63/1 (1979): 51–52.
  12. Gottschalk, Mary, ed. A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. Intro. Gerard B. Wegemer. Princeton: Scepter Publishers, 1998. [A modernized version.]
  13. Gottschalk, Mary, ed. A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/DialogueComfort2014-etext.pdf (2014) [A modern spelling edition that matches the pagination and lineation of the Yale edition (CW 12).]

Reference Works

  1. Miles, Leland. A Dialogue of Comfort Bibliography: Materials for a Further Study of the Work. A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. Ed. Leland Miles. Hardcover Edition. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1965. 261–301. [The paperback edition of the same year has A Selected Dialogue of Comfort Bibliography, (261–69). There is also a brief summary on pp. 243–251.]
  2. Lakowski, Romuald I. A Summary of A Dialogue of Comfort. Available online at http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/work/chapters/chap6sum.html [N.B. The Summary file on iEMLS unfortunately is slightly corrupted. I have fixed it and will hopefully repost it elsewhere. This summary was meant to accompany the chapter on the Dialogue of Comfort in my UBC Ph.D. thesis, which analyses the structure of the dialogue. Available online at http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/work/chapters/comfort.html]
  3. A Concordance of Major English Terms in Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, CW 12, (Thomas More Studies 8, 2013). (PDF). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/tms8.pdf
  4. Concordance of Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, CW 12. (CTMS 2014). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/DialogueComfortConcordance/framconc.htm

Translations

  1. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 164–72. [Brief excerpt.]
  2. Freundlieb, Martha, trans. Trost im Leid: Ein Dialog. Munich: Kösel, 1951. [Partial German translation (50%), superceded by J. Beer's translation.]
  3. Delcourt, Marie and Marie-Claire Laisney, trans. Dialogue du réconfort dans les tribulations. Les écrits des Saints. Namur: Éditions du Soleil levant, 1959. [Sullivan 1:260. Delcourt's intro. is on pp.6–9.]
  4. Castelli, A., trans. Il Dialogo del conforto nelle tribolazioni. Rome: Editrice Studium, 1970. Rpt. Milan: Fabbri Editore, 1997. [Italian translation.]
    Review(s):
    1. Cornelio Fabro, L'Osservatore Romano 9 aprile 1971, p. 3.
    2. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 29 (1971): 83–91.
  5. Otto, Maria. Thomas Morus: Worte der Ermutigung. [Words of Encouragement] Hrsg., für diesen Meditationsbd. neu übers. und mit überleitenden Texten vers. von Maria Otto. Freiburg im Breisgau, Basel, Wien: Herder, 1978, 1984. 115p. Dutch translation by Gerrit Brinkman as Thomas More: Ter bemoediging. Naar de door Maria Otto samengestelde bloemlezing "Worte der Ermutigung", gekozen uit o.a. "A Dialogue of comfort against tribulation" Den Haag : Voorhoeve, 1978?. 71p. [German (and Dutch). Selections. Übers. von: A dialogue of comfort against tribulation. See Moreana 73(1982):115 + 97 (1988):98, and Worldcat OCLC 716811090 and 63298031.]
  6. Beer, J., trans. Trostgespräch im Leid. Thomas Morus Werke 6. Düsseldorf: Droste, 1988. [German translation.]
  7. Silva, Á. de, trans. Diálogo de la fortaleza contra la tribulación. Coleccion Tomás Moro. Madrid: Rialp, 1988. [Spanish translation.]
  8. Zsuzsa, Gergely, trans. Erősitő Párbeszéd Balsors Idején. Budapest: A Dunánál, Budapest, Kolozsvár: Szent István Társulat, 2004. [Index Translationum; Moreana 156 (2003): 109. Hungarian translation.]
  9. Taillé, Michel, ed. Dialogue du réconfort dans les tribulations. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 133–161. [Selections.]
  10. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelyne Malhomme, trans. Dialogue du Réconfort. Turnhout: Brépols, Sept. 2010.

Audio Recordings

  1. Dialogue of Comfort in Tribulation. Edited by Monica Stevens (Sheed & Ward, 1951). Audio Recording (2007) Online at Part I (Books I–Book 3:19) https://archive.org/details/MoreComfort and Part II (Book III:20–27) https://archive.org/details/MoreComfort2

Selections

  1. Bowden, H. S., ed. Crumbs of Comfort from the Dialogue of Comfort. London: Burns and Oates, Washbourne, 1915; New York: Benziger, 1916. [Sullivan 2:115.]
  2. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 114–51. [An substantial series of excerpts.]
  3. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 445–49. [An excerpt from Book III, Chap.xix.]
  4. How the Affections are Implanted. The Way 1 (1961): 231. [A brief excerpt from A Dialogue of Comfort, Book 3, Chap.xxi.]
  5. Goudge, E., ed. A Book of Comfort. New York: Coward-McCann, 1964. 237. [Two brief extracts from the De tristitia, and the Dialogue of Comfort.]
  6. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. From The Dialogue of Comfort. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 236–42. [An excerpt.]
  7. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 181–204. [A number of extracts.]
  8. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 216–217, 246–252, 261–264, 336–342.
  9. Miola, Robert S., ed. Thomas More, A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, 1534. Early Modern Catholicism: An Anthology of Primary Sources. Oxford: OUP, 2007. 298–301.

Textual History

  1. Hanna, R. III. Two New Texts of More's Dialogue of Comfort. Ricardo Sylvester, magistro et amico. Moreana 74 (1982): 5–11. [Geritz T017; Wentworth 752. On MSS. British Library Harley 1634, and Glasgow University Library Hunter V.2.19, both overlooked by the editors of the Yale Edition. See also Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 126 (1996): 68–71.]
  2. Kinney, Daniel. Rewriting Thomas More: A Devotional Anthology. [1989] See Tower Works: General Studies
  3. Domingo Malvadi, Arantxa. Un Nouveau Manuscrit de More en Espagne. Moreana 127/128 (1996): 57–60. [Geritz T007. On a New manuscript of the Dialogue of Comfort MS. Madrid, Royal Library, II/1726, overlooked by the Yale editors. See also next article]
  4. Domingo Malvadi, Arantxa. Un nuevo manuscrito del Diálogo de la fortalesa contra la tribulación de Tomás Moro. Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense no.5 (1997): 13–31.
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour. More's Prison Dialogue in Madrid, Moreana 134 (1998): 59–60.

Studies

  1. Daly, James J. Neglected Classic: A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. Catholic World CXIII (July 1921): 514–23. [Sullivan 1:238–39.]
  2. Daly, James J. Sir Thomas More: The Spiritual Writer. A Cheerful Ascetic and other Essays. Science and Culture Series. New York: Bruce, 1931. 53–67. [Wentworth 749; Sullivan 1:240.]
  3. Pilecki, G. A. The Relationship of Nature and Grace in The Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation of St. Thomas More. M.A. Diss. U of Toronto, 1951. [Directed by Arthur E. Barker.]
  4. Tenbusch, L. M. Continuity and Synthesis in Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Tyndale and A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation: A Study in Christian Humanism. Diss. St. Louis U, 1955.
  5. Celestine, Sr. Thomas More and Dialogue. Wisconsin Studies in Literature [Wisconsin Council of Teachers: Oshkosh] 2 (1965): 1–10. [Geritz T005.]
  6. Marc'hadour, Germain. Three Tudor Editors of Thomas More. Editing Sixteenth Century Texts: Papers Given at the Editorial Conference, October, 1965. Ed. Richard J. Schoeck. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1966. 59–71. [Geritz T032; Wentworth 758. On the 1553, 1557 and 1573 editions of The Dialogue of Comfort, and on editorial changes to the scriptural quotations in these editions.]
    Review(s):
    1. J. A. B. Somerset, Moreana 14 (1967): 32–34.
  7. Miles, Leland. Thomas More's Sources. Notes and Queries ns 11 (1964): 388 + ns 12 (1965): 66. [Geritz T045. Some queries.]
  8. Miles, Leland. Introduction. A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. Ed. Leland Miles. Hardcover Edition. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1965. ix–cxi. [The paperback edition of the same year omits most of the introduction.]
  9. Miles, Leland. Patristic Comforters in More's Dialogue of Comfort. Moreana 8 (1965): 9–20. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana8pages9-20.pdf [Geritz T043; Wentworth 764.]
  10. Miles, Leland. Persecution and the Dialogue of Comfort: A Fresh Look at the Charges Against Thomas More. Journal of British Studies 5:1 (1965): 19–30. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 9 (1966): 113–14; Geritz T044; Wentworth 765.]
  11. Miles, Leland. Boethius and Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort. English Language Notes 3 (1965/66): 97–101. [Geritz T039; Wentworth 760.]
  12. Miles, Leland. The Dialogue of Comfort and More's Execution: Some Comments on Literary Purpose. Modern Language Review 61 (1966): 556–60. [Geritz T040; Wentworth 761.]
  13. Miles, Leland. The Literary Artistry of Thomas More: The Dialogue of Comfort. Studies in English Literature 6 (1966): 7–33. [Geritz T041; Wentworth 762.]
  14. Miles, Leland. More's Dialogue of Comfort as a First Draft. Studies in Philology 63 (1966): 126–34. [Geritz T042; Wentworth 763.]
  15. Miles, Leland. With a Coal? The Composition of Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort. Philological Quarterly 45 (1966): 437–42. [Geritz T046; Wentworth 766. See Germain Marc'hadour, With a Coal? below.]
  16. Marc'hadour, Germain. With a Coal? Moreana 13 (1967): 107–08. [Geritz T033; Wentworth 731. A response to Leland Miles.]
  17. Martz, Louis L. The Design of More's Dialogue of Comfort. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 331–46. Rpt. with changes in A Dialogue of Comfort. Vol. 12 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Louis L. Martz and Frank Manley. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. lxv–lxxix. Rev. vers. as Last Letters and A Dialogue of Comfort. Thomas More: The Search for the Inner Man. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 64–82, 107–08. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana15-16pages331-46.pdf [Geritz T034; Wentworth 759.]
  18. Kuhn, Joaquin. The Function of Psalm 90 in Thomas More's A Dialogue of Comfort. Moreana 22 (1969): 61–67. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana22pages61-67.pdf [Geritz T025; Wentworth 756.]
  19. Bertagnoni, Marialisa. Discordia concors: Utopia e il Dialogo del conforto. [1971] See Utopia: Dialogue, Dialectic and Drama.
  20. Green, Paul D. Suicide, Martyrdom, and Thomas More. Studies in the Renaissance 19 (1972): 135–55. Rpt. More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. I: 264–284. [Geritz F094; Wentworth 254. On suicide in More's writings, especially Utopia and A Dialogue of Comfort.]
  21. Meulon, Henri. Thomas More et la souffrance. Moreana 37 (1973): 53–60. [Geritz F205. On suffering in the Dialogue of Comfort and in More's Prison Letters.]
  22. Himelick, Raymond. Walter Ralegh and Thomas More: The Uses of Decapitation. Moreana 42 (1974): 59–64. [Geritz T019; Wentworth 753.]
  23. Jones, Judith P. The Polemical Nature of Thomas More's A Dialogue of Comfort. Diss. Auburn U, 1975. [Geritz T022.]
  24. Yee, Nancy C. An Analysis of the Prose Style of Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort. Diss. Boston U, 1975. [Geritz T068.]
  25. Manley, Frank. The Argument of the Book. A Dialogue of Comfort. Vol. 12 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Louis L. Martz and Frank Manley. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. lxxxvi–clxiv. [Geritz B009; Wentworth 744.]
  26. Wilson, K. J. More and Holbein: The Imagination of Death. Sixteenth Century Journal 7:1 (1976): 51–59. [Geritz T067; Wentworth 774.]
  27. Finan, Thomas Some More Comforts: More and the Consolatory Tradition. Irish Theological Quarterly 45 (1978): 205–16. [Geritz T009; Wentworth 750; Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 74 (1982): 38.]
  28. Gordon, Walter M. Suicide in Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort. American Benedictine Review 29 (1978): 358–70. [Geritz T014; Wentworth 751; Jocelyne Malhomme, Moreana 63/2 (1979): 44.]
  29. Jones, Judith P. The Structure of Thomas More's A Dialogue of Comfort. Selected Papers: Shakespeare and Renaissance Association of West Virginia 2 (1978): 20–29. [Geritz T023; Wentworth 754.]
  30. Jones, Judith P. A Dialogue of Comfort in Tribulation. Thomas More. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (Twayne), 1979. 115–128, 155–56.
  31. Khanna, Lee Cullen. Truth and Fiction in A Dialogue of Comfort. Moreana 65 (1980): 57–66. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana65-66pages57-66.pdf [Geritz T024; Wentworth 755.]
  32. Polansky, Janet Michaelle. The Dialogue of Redemptive History in More's Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. Diss. Tulane U, 1980. [Geritz T053.]
  33. Purcell, Maureen. Dialogue of Comfort for Whom? Thomas More: Essays on the Icon. Ed. Damian Grace and Brian F. Byron. Melbourne: Dove Publications, 1980. 89–108. [Geritz T055; Wentworth 769.]
  34. Purcell, Maureen. The Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. Moreana 67/68 (1980): 43–45.
  35. Russell, J. Stephen. More's Dialogue and the Dynamics of Comfort. Moreana 65 (1980): 41–55. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana65-66pages41-56.pdf [Geritz T056; Wentworth 770.]
  36. Billingsley, Dale B. Imagination in A Dialogue of Comfort. Moreana 74 (1982): 57–63. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana74pages57-63.pdf [Geritz T001; Wentworth 746.]
  37. Billingsley, Dale B. Resources of Kind in A Dialogue of Comfort. Moreana 74 (1982): 64–68. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana74pages64-68.pdf [Geritz T002; Wentworth 747.]
  38. Sims, James H. Psalm 90 and the Pattern of Temptation in A Dialogue of Comfort and Paradise Regained: From Solicitations to Furiose Force. Moreana 74 (1982): 27–37. [Geritz T061; Wentworth 772.]
  39. Yee, Nancy C. Thomas More: in Defence of Tribulation. Moreana 74 (1982): 13–26. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana74pages13-26.pdf [Geritz T069; Wentworth 775.]
  40. Fox, Alistair. The Great Turk: A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 223–42.
  41. Clark, James Andrew. More and Tyndale as Prose Stylists: Finding Directions in A Dialogue of Comfort and The Practise of Prelates. Moreana 82 (1984): 5–17. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana82pages5-17.pdf [Geritz T006; Wentworth 748.]
  42. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. This Prison of the Yerth: The Topos of Immurement in the Writings of St. Thomas More. Cithara 25:1 (1985): 37–46. Earlier vers. in Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1984/85. Ed. H. Boventer. Düsseldorf: Triltsch, 1985. 127–32. [Geritz G065; Wentworth 262. On Epigram CW 3/2 119, The Four Last Things, and the Dialogue of Comfort.]
  43. Gray, Douglas. Books of Comfort. Medieval English Religious Literature: Essays in Honour of G. H. Russell. Ed. G. Kratzman and J. Simpson. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 1986. 209–21. [On medieval forerunners of More's Dialogue of Comfort.]
  44. Gordon, Walter M. The Ominous Play of Children: Thomas More's Adaptation of an Image from Antiquity. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 47 (1984): 204–05. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 95/96 (1987): 208; Geritz L008.]
  45. Norland, Howard B. Comfort through Dialogue: More's Response to Tribulation. Moreana 93 (1987): 53–66. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana93pages53-66.pdf [Geritz T050; Wentworth 767.]
  46. O'Donnell, Anne M. Cicero, Gregory the Great, and Thomas More: Three Dialogues of Comfort. Miscellanea Moreana: Essays for Germain Marc'hadour. Moreana 100: Volume XXVI Mélanges Marc'hadour. Ed. Clare M. Murphy, Henri Gibaud and Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 61. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989. 169–97. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana100pages169-196.pdf [Sum.: Moreana 98/99 (1988): 157–58, 251–52; Geritz T051; Wentworth 768. On Cicero's Tusculan Disputations, Gregory the Great's Dialogues and More's Dialogue of Comfort.]
  47. Wegemer, Gerard. Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort: A Platonic Treatment of Statesmanship. Moreana 101/102 (1990): 55–64. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana101-102pages55-64.pdf [Geritz T066; Wentworth 773]
  48. Yee, Nancy C. Thomas More's Moriae Encomium: The Perfect Fool in A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. Moreana 101/102 (1990): 65–74. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana101-102pages65-74.pdf [Geritz T070; Wentworth 776.]
  49. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More consolateur des affligés. Revue catholique internationale Communio 16:4 (1991): 66–81. ?Dutch translation by H. ten Doeschate as St. Thomas More, een lekenleven voor de Kerk. Internationaal Katholiek Tijdschrift Communio 4:3 (May 1979): 174–90. [Both dates are correct.]
    Review(s):
    1. Roland Galibois Lettre sur Thomas More et la Consolation, Moreana 109 (1992): 117–120.
  50. Pujals, Esteban. Tomós Moro y su Diálogo de la Fortaleza contra la Tribulación. Moreana 105 (1991): 81–83. [Geritz T054.]
  51. Marc'hadour, Germain. Le Dialogue du réconfort au péril de interprètes. Moreana 113 (1993): 27–54. [Sum.: pp. 119–120; Geritz T028. On recent translations of the Dialogue of Comfort into French, German, Italian and Spanish.]
  52. Silva, Alvaro de. Martyrdom and Christian Morals. Communio International Catholic Review 21 (1994): 286–97. [on A Dialogue of Comfort and the encyclical Veritatis splendor.]
  53. Voss, Paul J. The Making of a Saint: John Fowler and Sir Thomas More in 1573. Journal of English and Germanic Philology 99:4 (2000): 492–512. [On Fowler's 1573 edition of A Dialogue of Comfort.]
  54. Tóta, Péter Benedek. like a towch stone: Sir Thomas More's Sense of Time as It Is Revealed during the Search towards an Eschatological Approach to A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. Pázmány Papers in English and American Studies 1 (2001): 83–97.
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 147/48 (2001): 91–94.
  55. Cousins, A. D. Role-Play and Self-Portrayal in Thomas More's A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. Christianity and Literature 52:4 (2003): 457–470.
  56. Gomez-Géraud, Marie-Christine Sur un souvenir de l'Ecclésiaste: Un Visage de Thomas More en ses derniers écrits. Cité des hommes, cité de Dieu. Travaux sur la littérature de la Renaissance en l'honneur de Daniel Ménager. Intro. Alain Meyer. Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 375. Geneva: Droz, 2003. 495–502.
  57. Tóta, Benedek Péter. The European Transmission of Caritas in More's Dialogue of Comfort. Ed. Mike Pincombe. Intro. Arthur F. Kinney. Travels and Translations in the Sixteenth Century. Aldershot, England; Ashgate; 2004. 65–72.
  58. Taylor, Andrew W. In stede of harme inestimable good: A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More. Ed. George Logan. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 216–38. (DOI)
  59. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. Wings and Crosses: Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophiae and More's Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation and Other Writings. Moreana 193/194 (2013): 151–86. [Sum.: pp. 151–53. Part 1 (158–62) deals with More's English Poems, Part 2 (163–70) with other works, and Part 3 (171–86) with the Dialogue of Comfort.]
  60. Boyle, John. Thomas More as Theologian in his Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. Moreana 52:199–200 (June 2015): 11–43. [Sum.: p.11.]
  61. De Marchi, Carlo. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas More and the Vindication of Humor as Virtue: Eutrapelia and Iucunditas. [2015] See More: Humour/Humor and Wit.
  62. Karlin, Louis W., and David R. Oakley. The Role of Humor in Reforming the Imagination in Thomas More’s The Sadness of Christ and A Dialogue of Comfort. Moreana 52:199–200 (June 2015): 155–189. [Sum.: pp.155–156. Deals with De Tristitia (164–69) and A Dialogue of Comfort (169–86).]
  63. Stevenson, William B. Suffering and Spiritedness: The Doctrine of Comfort and the Drama of Thumos in More’s Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. Moreana 52:199–200 (June 2015): 109–122. [Sum.: pp.109–110.]
  64. Avery, Joshua. Soldierly Training in Two Merry Tales from More’s Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation. Moreana 53:205–206 (Dec. 2016): 197–209. [Sum.: ADD LINK LATER: pp.109–197–98.]

See also Literary Dialogue, and Utopia: Suicide and Death.

Dialogue of Comfort, Hungary, the Turks and Geography

This section includes some articles on Geography in the Polemical Works.

  1. Mohali, J. English-Hungarian Connections in the Humanist Circle of Erasmus of Rotterdam. History 32 (1947): 60–62.
  2. Manzalaoui, Mahmoud A. Syria in the Dialogue of Comfort. Moreana 8 (1965): 21–27. [Geritz T026; Wentworth 757. Manzalaoui uses the dating of the fall of the Mameluke Kingdom of Egypt and Syria (mentioned in the Dialogue) to argue that Anthony is about 80 and Vincent about 20.]
  3. Schoeck, Richard J. Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort and the Problem of the Real Grand Turk. English Miscellany 20 (1969): 23–37. [Summ: Geritz T058; Wentworth 771.]
  4. Kapótsy, Béla. A Dialogue of Comfort and Today's Hungarians. Moreana 63/2 (1979): 39–44. [A Review Article of five Hungarian articles about A Dialogue of Comfort. See also Recent Hungarian Writings about Saint Thomas More.]
  5. Brezianu. Andrei. Quirinus Narravit: Nicolaus Olahus and Sir Thomas More's Background Information on the Turkish Question and Buda in the Dialogue of Comfort. Revue des Études sud-est Européennes 18.3 (1980): 399–412.
  6. Murphy, Clare M. The Turks in More and Tyndale. [1998] See Confutation of Tyndale's Answer.
  7. Lakowski, Romuald I. Thomas More, Protestants and Turks: Persecution and Martyrdom in A Dialogue of Comfort. Special Section: Catholicism and English Renaissance Literature. The Ben Jonson Journal 7 (2000): 199–223.
  8. Housley, Norman. The Three Turks. 5.4 The Images Combined: Thomas More and the Turks. Religious Warfare in Europe, 1400–1536. Oxford: OUP, 2002. 131–59, esp. 152–59. [Hausley argues that the Dialogue of Comfort represents the most refined treatment that was composed on the popular and multi-facted idea of Turkishness (Knighthoods of Christ, pp.112–13 and n.18). Deals with the Debellation and the Dialogue of Comfort.]
  9. Eastell, Kevin. The Silent Witness of Montrelais. Moreana 156 (2003): 41–63. [Sum.: pp.41–42.]
  10. Fodor, György. La dynastie angevine et la Hongrie. Moreana 156 (2003): 5–16. [Sum.: pp.5–6.]
  11. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More et la terreur ottomane. Moreana 156 (2003): 65–40. [Sum.: pp.65–67.]
  12. Tóta, Benedek Péter. Hungary Overrun: a Source of Fortitude and Comfort (Reading Hungary in A Dialogue of Comfort in Tribulation). Moreana 156 (2003): 17–40. [Sum.: pp.17–18.]
  13. Housley, Norman. The Common Corps of Christendom: Thomas More and the Crusading Cause. Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, Presented to Malcolm Barber. Ed. Norman Hausley. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2007. 109–120.
  14. Wood, Samuel Leo. The Utopian encounter: Thomas More, the Turk, and the Identity of Christendom. Diss. Leeds, 2007. [Worldcat OCLC 166246469.]
  15. Schmidt, Gabriela. This Turk's persecution for the Faith: Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort and the Reformation Debate on Martyrdom. Moreana 175 (2008): 209–38. [Sum.: pp.209–210.]
  16. Tóta, Benedek Péter. Humanist Reception: Barbarous Proceedings (Reflections on the Battle of Mohács). Writing the Other: Humanism versus Barbarism in Tudor England. Ed. Zsolt Almási, Zsolt and Mike Pincombe. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars; 2008. 177–195.
  17. Lakowski, Romuald I. Thomas More and the East: Ethiopia, India and the Land of Prester John. Moreana 177/78 (2009): 181–97. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana177-178pages181-197.pdf [Sum.: pp.181–82.]
  18. Bore, Isabelle. Thomas More et le Grand Turc: variations sur le thème des invasions ottomanes. Moreana 185/86 (2011): 9–34. [Sum.: pp.9–10.]

See also articles by Manzalaoui and Murphy in Utopia: Maps and Geography.

A Treatise upon the Passion

Manuscripts

  1. Oxford Bodleian Library MS Bodleian 431, folios 1–137, 148–49. [CW 13: xviii–xx.]
  2. British Library MS Royal 17 D. XIV, folios 193–314. [CW 13: xx–xxii.]

See also Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.xii.41 in Dialogue of Comfort: Manuscripts

Editions

  1. More, Thomas. A treatice vpon the passion of Chryste (vnfinished) made in the yere of our lorde .1534. by syr Thomas More knyght, whyle he was prisoner in the tower of London. To which he made this tytle folowing. A treatyce hystorycall, conteyning the bytter passion of our savioure Christe, after the course and order of the fowre euangelistes, with an exposicion uppon theyr woordes, taken for the more parte, oute of the sayinges of the sundrye good olde hoye doctours, & begynnyng at the fyrst assemblye of the bysshoppe, the priestes, and the seniours of the people, about the contriuing of Christes death, written the .xxvi. Chapiter of Saynt Mathewe, the .xiiii. of Saynt Marke, and in the .xxii. of S. Luke. And it endeth in the committing of hys blessed body in to his sepulchre, with the frustrate prouision of the Jewes, about the kepyng therof with souldiours apoynted thereto, written in the .xxvii. of Saynte Mathewe, the .xv. of Saynte Marke, and the .xxiii. of Saynte Luke, and the .xix. of Saynte John. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. LL7v–QQ7. [1270–1349] Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139; CW 13: xvii–xviii. Base text for Yale edition. Rastell's edition also includes Mary Bassett's translation of More's Latin De Tristitia, which he treats as a continuation of the English Treatise, see De Tristitia: Mary Basset Translation.]
  2. Haupt, Garry E., ed. A Treatise upon the Passion. Treatise upon the Passion, Treatise on the Blessed Body, Instructions and Prayers. Vol. 13 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. xv–cxxii, clxvii–clxxx, 1–188, 243–297. [Add.&Corr.: CW 9: 460; CW 6: 885–886. Geritz B018; Wentworth 794.]
    Review(s):
    1. J. W. Blench, Renaissance Quarterly 31 (1978): 640–41.
    2. Geoffrey R. Elton, English Historical Review 93 (1978): 399–404. Rpt. in Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government. 4 vols. 1974–1992. Vol. 3: Papers and Reviews, 1973–1981. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. 454–60.
    3. Dermott Fenlon, Journal of Theological Studies 30 (1979): 366–71.
    4. Walter M. Gordon, Moreana 55/56 (1977): 129–36.
    5. E. E. Reynolds, Moreana 54 (1977): 63–73.
  3. Haupt, Garry E., ed. A Treatise upon the Passion. The Tower Works: Devotional Writings. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. xi–xvi, 1–169. [Geritz C027; Wentworth 728. Modernized spelling version.]
    Review(s):
    1. Ward S. Allen, Moreana 71/72 (1981): 109–12.
  4. A Treatise Upon the Passion (CTMS 2013). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/TreatiseUponPassion2014-etext.pdf [Page and line numbers correspond to CW 13 with standardized spelling.]

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Treatise on the Passion, CW 13. (CTMS 2014?). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Passion_Concordance/framconc.htm

Selections

  1. Fowler, John, ed. Here folowe certaine Praiers taken out of the Treatice upon the Passion of Christ, made by Sir. Tho. More knight. while he was prisoner in ye in the Tower of London, 1534. A Brief Fourme of Confession. Antwerp: John Fowler, 1576. sigs. i9v–k2 [fols. 99v–104r] [Gibson 96; CW 13: cxxiii–cxxiv, cxli. See A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body for further details.]
  2. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. A Treatise on the Passion. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 151–53. [A short selection.]
  3. Hallett, Philip E., ed. Prayers from the Treatise on the Passion. English Prayers and the Treatise on the Holy Eucharist by St. Thomas More. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1938. Rpt. as The English Prayers of Sir Thomas More. Springfield, IL: Templegate, 1995. 43–54. Available online at Prayers from the Treatise on the Passion, c.1534. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Geritz C006; Wentworth 785; Sullivan 2:77–78.]
  4. Leyris, Pierre, trans. Douze prières extraites du Traité sur la Passion du Christ. Thomas More: Écrits de Prison. Précédes de la vie de Thomas More par William Roper. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1953, 1981. 149–153.
  5. Prayers from the Treatise on the Passion. Prayers of St. Thomas More with A Treatise on the Holy Eucharist. London: Catholic Truth Society, 1979. 19–24. [Geritz C016.]
  6. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelynne Malhomme, trans. Douze Collectes de Thomas More. Prions avec Saint Thomas More. Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1997. 95–110.
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelynne Malhomme, eds. Twelve Collects. Praying with Saint Thomas More. Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1998. 49–55.
  8. Marc'hadour, Germain, ed. A Treatise upon the Passion. Saint Thomas More and the Body of Christ. Angers: Moreanum, 2001. 30–49. [Selections and Commentary.]
  9. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 217–220, 264–267.
  10. Taillé, Michel, ed. Traité sur la Passion du Christ. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 161–169. [Selections.]

Studies

  1. Thecla [Schmidt], Sr. Mary. New Corn from an Old Field: St. Thomas More's Treatise upon the Passion. Catholic World 164 (1947): 344–50. [Geritz T063.]
  2. Curran, Michael. St. Thomas More's Treatise on the Passion. Ph. D. Diss. University College, Dublin, 1956.
  3. Sullivan, Frank. Sir Thomas More. TLS 9 Jan. 1960: 19. [Geritz E006. On More's discussion of Neomenia (the new moon) in MS. Bodleian 431 (Rogers 192*).]
  4. Haupt, Garry E. Introduction. Treatise upon the Passion, Treatise on the Blessed Body, Instructions and Prayers. Vol. 13 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Garry E. Haupt. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. xvii–cxxii, clxvii–lxxxiv.
  5. Haupt, Garry E. The Late Devotional and Exegetical Works and More the Man. Treatise upon the Passion, Treatise on the Blessed Body, Instructions and Prayers. Vol. 13 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Garry E. Haupt. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. clxvii–clxxx. [On the relationship between the Treatise on the Passion and De Tristitia. See also The Personal and the Impersonal in the Late Works of Sir Thomas More. [1974] in Tower Works: General Studies.]
  6. Martz, Louis L. Treatises upon the Passion. [1976] See A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body.
  7. Fox, Alistair. Calm Regained: A Treatise Upon the Passion. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 209–22.
  8. Byron, Brian F. From Essence to Presence: A Shift in Eucharistic Expression Illustrated from The Apologetic of St. Thomas More. Miscellanea Moreana: Essays for Germain Marc'hadour. Moreana 100: Volume XXVI Mélanges Marc'hadour. Ed. Clare M. Murphy, Henri Gibaud and Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 61. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989. 429–41. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana100pages429-441.pdf [Geritz T004; Wentworth 795; Moreana 98/99 (1988): 163–64, 258–59. An analysis of More's Eucharistic theology in the Treatise on the Passion.]

A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body

Manuscripts

  1. British Library MS Royal 17 D. XIV, folios 315–24. [CW 13: xx–xxvi.]
  2. Oxford Bodleian Library, MS Bodleian 431, folios 138–146v. [CW 13: xviii–xx.]
  3. Cardinal Hayes Library, Bronx, New York, MS Manhattan College, fols. 59v–65v. [CW 13: cxxiv–cxxvii. Probably copied from Fowler's 1576 edition below. From the John Burns collection.]
  4. University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen MS 185, fols. 217–220. [CW 13: cxxvii–cxxix. MS belonging to Robert Parkyn.]
  5. British Library, MS Harley 6208, fols. 43–50. [CW 13: cxxix–cxxx. Made 1575.]
  6. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson C 587, fols. 4–13v [CW 13: cxxx–cxxxi.]

Editions

  1. More, Thomas. A treatice to receaue the blessed body of our lorde, sacramentally and virtually bothe, made in the yeare of our Lorde .1534. by syr Thomas More knyght, whyle he was prysoner in the towre of London . . . The Workes of Sir Thomas More knyghte . . . London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. LL4v–LL7. [1264–1269] Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Treatise_body.pdf. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139; CW 13: cxxiii. Base text for Yale edition.]
  2. Fowler, John, ed. A brief fourme of confession: instructing all Christian folke how to confesse their sinnes, [and] so to dispose themselues, that they may enioy the benefite of true penance, dooing the woorthy frutes therof, according to th'vse of Christes Catholique Church. Newly translated into English, and set foorth together with certaine other godly brief treatises and praiers, as is to be seene in the side folowing. Antverpiae: Apud Iohannem Foulerum, M.d.lxxvi. [1576]. sigs. e10–f12 [fols. 52–67]. [STC 11181; ESTC S121597; Gibson 96 + Smith 1981:41; ARCR 2:313; Delcourt 1914:400; CW 13: cxxiii–cxxiv.]
  3. Mahon, Thomas, ed. A Treatise on the Blessed Sacrament By Blessed Thomas More. The Ecclesiastical Review (June 1926): 569–578. Available online at http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=2974&repos=1&subrepos=0&searchid=451034
  4. Hallett, Philip E., ed. Treatise on the Holy Eucharist. English Prayers and the Treatise on the Holy Eucharist by St. Thomas More. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1938. Rpt. as The English Prayers of Sir Thomas More. Springfield, IL: Templegate, 1995. 55–87. [Geritz C006; Wentworth 785; Sullivan 2:77–78.]
  5. Haupt, Garry E., ed. A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body. Treatise upon the Passion, Treatise on the Blessed Body, Instructions and Prayers. Vol. 13 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. cxxiii–cxl, 189–204, 297–299. [Add.&Corr.: CW 9: 460; Geritz B018; Wentworth 793. See A Treatise on the Passion for reviews. The standard edition.]
  6. A Treatise on the Holy Eucharist. Prayers of St. Thomas More with A Treatise on the Holy Eucharist. London: Catholic Truth Society, 1979. 25–44. [Geritz C016.]
  7. Haupt, Garry E., ed. A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body of Our Lord. The Tower Works: Devotional Writings. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. 171–185. [See A Treatise on the Passion for reviews. Modern spelling edition.]
  8. A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body of Our Lord. (CTMS 2014). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/TreatiseBlessedBody2014-etext.pdf [Pages and line numbers correspond to CW 13 with standardized spelling.]

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Treatise on the Blessed Body, CW 13. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/TreatiseOnTheBlessedBodyConcordance/framconc.htm

Translations

  1. Marc'hadour, Germain, trans. Traité sur la Communion. Thomas More et la Bible: La place des livres saints dans son apologétique et sa spiritualité. Collection de Pétrarque à Descartes XX. Paris: Vrin, 1969, 2000. 315–326. [Complete French translation.]
  2. Taillé, Michel, ed. Traité pour recevoir la communion avec fruit. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 170–174. [Selections from Marc'hadour's translation.]
  3. Gangale, Giuseppe, trans. Tommaso Moro, Il corpo benedetto di Cristo. [The blessed body of Christ]. Città di Vita: Bimestrale di Religione, Arte e Scienza [Florence] 60:6 (Nov.–Dec. 2005): 633–642.

Selections

  1. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. Treatise on the Blessed Body. The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 449–54. [A substantial extract from the Treatise on the Blessed Body.]
  2. Foord, Dame Bede, ed. To Receive the blessed body of our Lord. Conscience Decides: Letters and Prayers from Prison Written by Sir Thomas More. Intro. Germain Marc'hadour. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1971. 99–106. [Sum.: Gertiz C001; Wentworth 781.]
    Review(s):
    1. Philip Caraman, Moreana 35 (1972): 21–24.
  3. Marc'hadour, Germain, ed. Treatise on How to Receive Holy Communion. Saint Thomas More and the Body of Christ. Angers: Moreanum, 2001. 50–56. [Four Excerpts.]

Studies

  1. Martz, Louis L. Treatises upon the Passion. A Dialogue of Comfort. Vol. 12 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Louis L. Martz and Frank Manley. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. lxxix–lxxxvi. [On the relationship between the brief treatise To receive the Blessed Body of Our Lord, and the Treatise on the Passion and the De Tristitia. See also pp. 300–07 of Thomas More: The Sacramental Life, in De tristitia.]

De tristitia / The Sadness of Christ

Manuscripts

Autograph
  1. De tristitia tedio pauore et oratione christi ante captionem eius Matthaei 26 Marci 14 Lucae 22° Ioannis 18° Patriarca (Royal College of Corpus Christi), Valencia, MS in the Chapel of Relics. Fascimile reproduction in CW 14/1. [More's autograph MS, See CW 14/2: 695–724.]
Non-Autograph
  1. Oxford Bodleian Library MS Bodleian 431, folios 150–224v. [CW 14/2: 724–737 and CW 13: xviii–xx.]
  2. British Library, Royal MS 17 D. XIV, Folios. 325–375v. [CW 14/2: 724–737 and CW 13: xx–xxii.]

Editions

  1. Thomas More. Expositio Passionis Domini ex contextu quatuor Evangelistarum, usque ad comprehensum Christum: Authore Thoma Moro, Dum in arce Londinensi in carcere agebat: Nunc primum in lucem edita. De tristitia, taedio, pauore, oratione Christi, ante captionem eius, Matthæi 26. Marci 14. Lucæ 22. Ioannis 18. Thomae Mori Angli, . . . Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras peruenerunt, Latina Opera . . . Louanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum, 1565, 1566; Rpt. Louvain: Zangrius, 1565, 1566. V4–Z1v [fols. 118–133v]. [Concluding Note: Thomas Morus in hoc opere ulterius progressus non est, hactenus enim cum esset perventum, omni negato scribendi instrumento, multo arctius qnam antea in carcere detentus: non ita multo post prope turrim Londinensem loco consueto securi percussus est, secundo Nonas Julij, Anno Domini supra millesimum quingentesimo tricesimo quinto, Regis vero Henrici octavi vicesimo septimo.] (Lovanii: Bogard, 1566) available Online [CW 14: 3, 625, 724–737; Gibson 75a–76b.]
  2. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori Expositio Passionis Christi. Conscripta in carcere arcis Londinensis, Anno M D XXXV. [p.148] Expositio Passionis Domini, ex contextu IV. Evangelistarum, usque ad comprehensum Christum: Authore Thoma Moro, Dum in arce Londinensi in carcere agebat. De tristitia, taedio, pauore, oratione Christi, ante captionem eius, Matthæi 26. Marci 14. Lucæ 22. Ioannis 18. Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. sigs. T2–Z1v [147–78]. [Same Colophon as in 1565/66.] Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/OmniaOpera/Expositio_Passionis_Christi.pdf. [See Gibson 77 + Smith 1981:34. Reprints 1565 edition,]
  3. Miller, Clarence H., ed. De Tristitia Christi. Part 1, The Valencia Manuscript: Facsimiles, Transcription, and Translation; Part 2, Introduction, Commentary, Appendices, Index. Vol. 14 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. [Add.&Corr.: CW 9 (1979): 460–461; CW 6 (1981): 886; CW 1: 432. Geritz B007; Wentworth 735. Includes a modern English translation by Clarence Miller as well as a reprint in Part 2 of the 16th century translation by Mary Basset, More's grand-daughter from EW 1557.]
    Review(s):
    1. Douglas Bush, Moreana 53 (1977): 125–28. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana53pages124-128.pdf
    2. E. J. Devereux, Renaissance Quarterly 30 (1977): 251–53.
    3. Geoffrey R. Elton, English Historical Review 93 (1978): 399–404. Rpt. in Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government. 4 vols. 1974–1992. Vol. 3: Papers and Reviews, 1973–1981. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. 454–60.
    4. Dermott Fenlon, Journal of Theological Studies 30 (1979): 366–71.
    5. E. E. Reynolds, Moreana 54 (1977): 63–73.
  4. Gibaud, Henri, ed. La Tristesse du Christ. Méditation de Thomas More prisonnier sur l'Agonie de Jésus. Texte latin et première traduction française, sous la repsonabilité de Henri Gibaud. Préface et notes de Germain Marc'hadour. Paris: Téqui, 1990. [Latin text and French translation.]
    Review(s):
    1. Roland Galibois, Moreana 104 (1990): 111–18.
  5. Calero, Francisco, ed. and trans. Tomas Moro: De tristitia Christi = Sobre la tristeza de Cristo. Intro. Angel Gómez-Hortiguëla Amillo. 2 vols. Valencia : Ajuntamiento de Valencia, [1998]. [Part 1. = Facsimile of Valencia manuscript; Part 2. = Spanish Translation of De Tristitia Christi.]

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of De Tristitia Christi, CW 14. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/TristitiaConcordance/framconc.htm

English Translations

Mary Basset
  1. Mary Basset, trans. An exposicion of a parte of the passion of our saviour Iesus Christe, made in latine by Syr Thomas More knight (whyle he was prisoner in the tower of London) and translated into englyshe, by maystres Marye Basset, one of the gentlewomen of the queenes maiesties priuie chaumber, and nece to the sayde sir Thomas More. [The prynter to the gentle reader followed by Rastell's Preface] [1319 for 1351] Of the sorow, werinesse, feare and prayer of Christ before hys taking, as it is writen in the .xxvi. Chapiter of saynte Mathew, the .xiiii. of saynte Marke, the .xxii. of saynt Luke, and the .xviii. of saynte Iohn. [Concluding Note p.1404: Syr Thomas More wrote no more of this woorke: for when he had written this farre, he was in prison kepte so streyght, that all his bokes and penne and ynke and paper was taken from hym, and sone after was he putte to death.] The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. QQ7v–VV2v [1350–1404]. Available online (starting at p. 1350) at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Treatise_on_passion4.pdf#page=16 [CW 14/2: 724–37; Gibson 73 + Smith 181:35 + 1888:139. Mary Basset's translation is treated by William Rastell as a continuation of the English A treatice vpon the passion, with which it shares the continuous running head (A treatyce vppon the passion.. See also Rastell's concluding note at the end of a treatice, on p.1349, where he writes Sir Thomas More wrote no more in englishe of thys treatice of the passion of Christ. But he (still prisoner in the tower of London) wrote more therof in latine (after the same order as he wrote thereof in englyshe:) the translation wherof here foloweth.]
  2. Bassett, Mary, trans. St. Thomas More's History of the Passion. Translated from the Latin by his Grandaughter Mistress Mary Bassett. Ed. Philip E. Hallett. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1941. Available online as Sadness of Christ, 1535 (Mary Basset's 1557 Translation) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Geritz C020; Wentworth 734; Sullivan 2:73–75. Modernization of Mary Bassett's English translation of De tristitia.]
    Review(s):
    1. A. W. Reed, Modern Language Review 36 (1941): 524–26.
  3. Basset, Mary, trans. Mary Basset's Translation of the De tristitia. Appendix C of De Tristitia Christi. Vol. 14 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Clarence H. Miller. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. 14/2: 1075–1165. [English translation of the De tristitia, made by More's grand-daughter, reprinted from 1557 edition.]
  4. Of the sorowe . . . of Christ before hys taking. The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works. Series I. Printed Writings, 1500–1600. Part 2, Volume 4. Early Tudor Translators: Margaret Beaufort, Margaret More Roper, and Marry Basset. Selected and Introduced by Lee Cullen Khanna. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, c.2001. [Facsimile reprint of 1557 edition.]
  5. More, Thomas. The Sadness of Christ. Oxford: Benediction Classics, 2010. [Is this Mary Basset's translation?]
Clarence Miller's Translation
  1. Miller, Clarence H., ed. De Tristitia Christi. [1976] See Editions.
  2. Haupt, Garry E., ed. The Sadness of Christ. The Tower Works: Devotional Writings. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. xvi–xxi, 189–296. [See A Treatise on the Passion for reviews. Reprints Clarence Miller's translation from CW 14.]
  3. Wegemer, Gerard, Intro. The Sadness of Christ: And Final Prayers and Instructions by Saint Thomas More. Trans. Clarence H. Miller. Princeton, NJ: Scepter Publishers, 1993. [Geritz C017. Reprint of Yale translation. Introduction, pp. v–xxii. Some Printings include Index, pp.156–162.]
    Review(s):
    1. Anne M. Murphy, Moreana 127/28 (1996): 165–66.
  4. Thornton, John F., and Susan B. Varenne, eds. The Sadness of Christ. Saint Thomas More: Selected Writings. Intro. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. Trans. Clarence H. Miller. New York: Vintage Books, 2003. 1–116. [Reprint of Yale translation.]

Other Translations

  1. Pauw, R. de, and A. van Mijlbeke, trans. Sir Thomas More. Meditaties in de Tower: Over het zielelijden en de doodsangst van Onze Heer in de hof van Gethsemanie. verz. en uit het Latijn vert. door R. de Pauw en A. van Mijlbeke. Tielt: Lannoo, 1953. [Worldcat OCLC 63485745. Dutch translation.]
  2. Silva, Álvaro de. La agonía de Cristo. [The Agony of Christ] Madrid: Ediciones Rialp, 1979. [Spanish translation.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 67/68 (1980): 143–48.
  3. Bertagnoni, Marialisa. Tommaso Moro, Nell'orto degli ulivi. Expositio Passionis Domini (1534–35) [In the Garden of Olives]. Milan: Edizioni Ares, 1985. Rpt. in Tommaso Moro, Le Quattro Cose Ultime con la Supplica delle Anime & nell'Orto degli Ulivi. Trans. Vittorio Gabrieli, Luciano Paglialunga, e Marialisa Bertagnoni. Milan: Edizioni Ares, 1998. ***–***. [Italian translation.]
  4. Gibaud, Henri, ed. La Tristesse du Christ. [1990] See Editions
  5. Marendić, Jozo, trans. Kristova žalost. Split, Croatia: Samostan sv. Klare, 1996. [Croatian tranlation of De tristitia Christi.]
  6. Calero, Francisco, ed. and trans. Tomas Moro: De tristitia Christi = Sobre la tristeza de Cristo. [1998] See Editions
  7. Pauw, R. de, et al, trans. De droefheid van Christus tot aan zijn gevangenneming: meditaties die de heilige Thomas More schreef toen hij in de Tower te Londen gevangen zat. Arco reeks, 4. Amsterdam: Stichting De Boog, cop. 1998. [Worldcat OCLC 67944564. Dutch Translation. Reprint of 1953 edition?]
  8. Erotoli, Simona, trans. Gesù al Getsemani, De Tristitia Christi. Introduzione e note di Domenico Pezzini. Milan: Paoline Editoriale Libri, 2001.
    Review(s):
    1. Vittorio Gabrieli, Moreana 151/52 (2002): 153–56.
  9. Taillé, Michel, ed. La tristesse du Christ. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 175–177. [Selections from Gibaud's translation.]
  10. Gibaud, Henri, trans. La Tristesse du Christ. Texte commenté par Xavier de Bengy et Jacque Mulliez. Paris: Nouvelle Cité, 2016.
    Review(s):
    1. Gazette Thomas More 33/1 (Spring 2016): 8.

Studies

  1. McNabb, Vincent. More's History of the Passion. Blackfriars 22 (1941): 338–348. [Geritz T038; Wentworth 737; Sullivan 2:310–11.]
  2. Bullough, Geoffrey. More in Valencia: A Holograph Manuscript of the Latin Passion. The Tablet 21 Dec. 1963: 1379–80. [Geritz D003.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 2 (1964): 106–08.
  3. Marc'hadour, Germain. Au pays de J. L. Vivès: La plus noble relique de Thomas More. Moreana 9 (1966): 93–96 + 10 (1966): 85–86.
  4. Miller, Clarence H. The Holograph of More's Expositio Passionis: A Brief History. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 372–79. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana15-16pages372-79.pdf [Geritz T049; Wentworth 739.]
  5. Trapp, J. B. The Holograph of More's Expositio Passionis: A Postscript. Moreana 18 (1968): 59–63. Rpt. in Essays on the Renaissance and the Classical Tradition. London: Variorum Reprints, 1990. IX: 59–63 + Additions and Corrections: 2. [Geritz T065; Wentworth 741.]
  6. Marc'hadour, Germain. Expositio Passionis. Thomas More et la Bible: La place des livres saints dans son apologétique et sa spiritualité. Collection de Pétrarque à Descartes XX. Paris: Vrin, 1969, 2000. 338–355.
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain. The Agony of Christ in the Garden. The Bible in the Works of St. Thomas More, 5 Vols. Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1969–72. Vol. V: 37–42.
  8. Santinello, Giovanni. Tre meditazioni umanistiche sulla Passione. Studi sull'umanesimo europeo. Padua: Editrice Antenore, 1969. 75–128. Pp. 116–28 trans. by Dale B. Billingsley as Thomas More's Expositio Passionis. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 455–61, 664–65. [Geritz T057; Wentworth 740.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 30 (1971): 83–86.
  9. Haupt, Garry E. The Late Devotional and Exegetical Works and More the Man. [1976] See A Treatise upon the Passion.
  10. Martz, Louis L. Treatises upon the Passion. [1976] See A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body.
  11. Miller, Clarence H. Introduction. De Tristitia Christi. Vol. 14 of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Clarence H. Miller. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. 695–778.
  12. Martz, Louis L. Thomas More: The Sacramental Life. Thought 52 (1977): 300–18. Rev. vers of pp. 307–18 in De Tristitia: Last Address to the World and to the Self. Thomas More: The Search for the Inner Man. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 83–102, 108. [Geritz T035; Wentworth 732. On the De tristitia, The Treatise on the Passion, and The Answer to the Poisoned Book.]
  13. Miller, Clarence H. The Heart of the Final Struggle: More's Commentary on the Agony in the Garden. Quincentennial Essays on St. Thomas More. Ed. Michael J. Moore. Boone, NC: Albion, 1978. 108–23. Rpt. in Miller, Clarence H. Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and More. Intro. by Jerry Harp. Bethlehem: Lehigh UP, 2011. 91–110, 138. [Geritz T048, Wentworth 738, (2011) p.17. On the Valencia autograph manuscript of More's De Tristitia and More's revisions to the manuscript.]
  14. Martz, Louis L. More as Author: The Virtues of Digression. [1979] See Confutation of Tyndale's Answer.
  15. Miller, Clarence H. Another Eye-Witness (c. 1690) of the Valencia Holograph. Moreana 61 (1979): 5–7. [Geritz T047.]
  16. Fox, Alistair. The Image of History: De Tristitia Christi. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 243–53.
  17. Tracy, James D. Humanists Among the Scholastics: Erasmus, More, and Lefèvre d'Étaples on the Humanity of Christ. Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 5 (1985): 30–51. [Sum.: G. M. Moreana 97 (1988): 168. On the Agony in the Garden.]
  18. Hosington, Brenda. Quid dormitis?: More's Use of Sleep as a Motif in De Tristitia. Miscellanea Moreana: Essays for Germain Marc'hadour. Moreana 100: Volume XXVI Mélanges Marc'hadour. Ed. Clare M. Murphy, Henri Gibaud and Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 61. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989. 55–69. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana100pages55-68.pdf [Sum.: Moreana 98/99 (1988): 154–55, 248–49; Geritz T020; Wentworth 736.]
  19. Miller, Clarence H. Thomas More, A Man For All Seasons: Robert Bolt's Play and the Elizabethan Play of Sir Thomas More. [1990] See Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons.
  20. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More on the Agony of Christ. Concordia discors. Studi su Niccolò Cusano e l'umanesimo europeo offerti a Giovanni Santinello. Ed. Gregorio Piaia. Medioevo e umanesimo, 84. Padua: Editrice Antenore, 1993. 487–504.
  21. Waters, Peter M. Thomas More: Writing from the Tower—Insights of Significance for the Present. Thomas More: The Saint and the Society. Ed. John McCarthy and Anthony Reynolds. Sydney: St. Thomas More Society, 1995. 55–70. [Sum.: pp.12–13; Robert Ombres, Moreana 125 (1996): 105–106. Waters discusses More's De Tristitia as a lamentation on the abuses and divisions within the church in the first decades of the 16th century.]
  22. Murphy, Clare M. Thomas More's De Tristitia Christi as Theo-Drama. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Cantabrigiensis: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies; Cambridge 30 July–5 August 2000. Ed. Rhoda Schnur et al. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 259. Tempe, AZ: Tempe, AZ: Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003. 371–76. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/cantaactaconventu00inteuoft
  23. House, Seymour Baker. A Martyr's Theology of Assent: Reading Thomas More's De Tristitia Christi. Renaissance and Reformation 29:2ᡃ3 (2005): 49–63. [Sum.: (Fr) p.49.]
  24. House, Seymour Baker. Endgame: The Genesis of More's The Sadness of Christ. Moreana 174 (2008): 33–53. [Sum.: 33–34. Uses the evidence of More's correspondence to reconstruct the process of composition of De Tristitia.]
  25. Miller, Clarence H. More's Biblical Exegesis in De tristitia Christi: Original Interpretations and Applications. Moreana 174 (2008): 17–32. [Sum.: pp.17–18.]
  26. Blum, Wilhelm. La nuit — La lumière — Le mysticisme: l'example de Thomas More. Moreana 177/178 (2009): 45–74. [Sum.:pp.45–46.] Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana177-178pages45-74.pdf
  27. Rodgers, Katherine Gardiner. The Lessons of Gethsemane: De Tristitia Christi. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More. Ed. George Logan. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 239–62. (DOI)
  28. Morrow, Jeffrey L. Thomas More on the Sadness of Christ: From Mystagogy to Martyrdom. The Heythrop Journal (5 March 2015): Early View [Not yet Printed]. (DOI)
  29. Beier, Benjamin V. Anthropology through Analogy: Thomas More’s Body Metaphors in De Tristitia Christi. Moreana 52:199–200 (June 2015): 83–94. [Sum.: pp.83–84.]
  30. Curtright, Travis. From Thomas More’s Workshop: De Tristitia Christi and the Catena aurea. Logos: Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 18:4 (2015): 100–126.
  31. Karlin, Louis W., and David R. Oakley. The Role of Humor in Reforming the Imagination in Thomas More’s The Sadness of Christ and A Dialogue of Comfort. [2015] See A Dialogue of Comfort.
  32. Koterski, Joseph, S.J. Thomas More and the Prayer for Detachment. Moreana 52:199–200 (June 2015): 61–82. [Sum.: pp.61–62. Compares More's De Tristitia and Give me thy grace prayer with St. Ignatius of Loyola's meditations on The Principle and Foundation and the Three Degrees of Humility in the Spiritual Exercises.]
  33. Bielinski, Maureen. Merit and Propassions in the De Tristitia Christi: A Genealogical Account. Moreana 53:203–204 (2016): 73–118. Available online at https://www.academia.edu/29720250 (Offprint) [Sum.: pp.73–74.]
  34. Lyter, Veronica. Brave and Prudent Soldiers: The Virtue of Courage in The Sadness of Christ. Moreana 53:203–204 (2016): 51–72. [Sum.: pp.51–52.]

Prison Letters

Manuscripts

  1. British Library MS Royal 17 D. XIV, folios 1–4, 376–454v. [CW 13: xx–xxii. Rogers 174, 195, 197–214, 216–218.]
  2. British Library MS Arundel 152. folios 294–299v, 300v [Renumbered folios 314–19 and 320 by British Library?] [See CW 6: 763 and n.2 and Rogers. A collection of materials for a Life of Bishop John Fisher. Rogers #192, 197, 212, 214.]
  3. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS 10827, now Ballard 72, folios 81–101v. [CW 8: 1420, n.4; Delcourt 1914: 371. Rogers #200–204, 206, 209–211. Apparently copied from 1557 edition.]
  4. Oxford Bodleian Library MS Bodleian 431, folios 148–49. [CW 13: xviii–xx, xxvii, xxxix; Delcourt 1914: 370–71. Facsimile of Folio 149 reproduced facing CW 13: xxvii. Letter or note to More's secretary, John Harris. Text printed for the first time in SL #48, pp.185–88 (Rogers 192*). Delcourt 1914:370–71n1, and later Marc'hadour (CW 13: xxxix) both argued from this letter that the Treatise on the Passion was written partly before More's imprisonment. See also Sullivan 1960 in Studies below.]
  5. Vatican Library, MS Barbarinus Latinus 2567, folio 51–51v. [See CW 13: cxliv and Clarence Miller in Tower Works: General Studies. Contains More's Latin letter to Antonio Bonvisi (Rogers #217). Facsimile of folio 51 recto in Miller 1970: 42.]
  6. British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra, E.vi. fol.144. [Rogers 199. For Rogers 198 see below.]
  7. British Library, Harleian 283, fol. 120v. [Rogers #199.]

For Rogers #198, see Correspondence: Autograph Letters

Editions

The Latin Letter to Bonvisi is reprinted in the 1563 Basle Lucubrationes, pp.330–31, and in the 1565/66 Louvain Opera omnia, *A6–*A6v (unnumbered).

  1. More, Thomas. The copy of the letter [to his Wife] [1419] and Here folow foure letters and other thinges, which sir Thomas More wrote after he had gyuen ouer the office of lord Chancellour of England and before he was imprisoned. [1422] and Here folow certein letters and other thinges, which sir Thomas More wrote while he was prisoner in the towre of London. [1428] The Workes of Sir Thomas More knyghte . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. XX2, XX3v–ZZ5v [1419, 1422–58]. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Letter_wife.pdf; http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Foure_Letters.pdf; http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Letters.pdf; http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Dialogue_on_Conscience.pdf; and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Other_Prison_letters.pdf; [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139; [1426] misnumbered 1427. Rogers #174, 194–195, 198–211, 213–14, 216–18.]
  2. Campbell, W. E., ed. The Last Letters of Blessed Thomas More. Intro. Cardinal Gasquet; Foreward C. Lattey London: Manresa Press; St. Louis: Herder, 1924. Rpt. Kessinger Publishing, 2007. [Wentworth 780; Sullivan 1:162–63, 2:21–22 and 211.]
  3. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances, ed. The Correspondence of Sir Thomas More. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1947. Nos. 194–218. 466–565. [Cited as Rogers. The standard edition.]
  4. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances, ed. St. Thomas More: Selected Letters. Trans. M. Haworth, et al. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1961, rev. 1967. Nos. 49–66. 189–258.
  5. Silva, Alvaro de., ed. The Last Letters of Thomas More. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. [Introductory Essay (1–25), modernized version of Rogers #194–218 (31–128), and extensive commentary (131–194).]
    Review(s):
    1. Brian Coogan, Renaissance Quarterly 54 (2001): 980–82.
    2. Richard L. DeMolen, Catholic Historical Review 88 (2002): 773–75.

Translations

  1. Leclercq, H., trans. Le Martyre du Bienheureux Thomas More, à la Tour de Londres, le 6 juillet 1535. Les Martyrs: Recueil de pièces authentiques sur les martyrs depuis les origines du christianisme jusqu'au XX° siècle. Vol. VII: La Réforme. Traduites et publiées par H. Leclercq. 15 Vols. Paris: Oudin, 1907. 7:112–161. Online at http://www.abbaye-saint-benoit.ch/martyrs/martyrs0007.htm. [Sullivan 2:216–217. Translations of Nine of More's Prison Letters, including Rogers #200, #205, #206, #201, #202, #203, #214, #216, and #218.]
  2. Schmidthüs, Karlheinz, trans. Die Briefe de heiligen Thomas More au dem Gefängnisse. Frieberg im Breisgau: Herder, 1938. [German translation of W.E. Campbell's edition.]
  3. Leyris, Pierre, trans. Lettres. Thomas More: Écrits de Prison. Précédes de la vie de Thomas More par William Roper. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1953, 1981. 81–148. [French translation of seventeen Prison Letters (Rogers 200–211, 213–214, 216–218).]
  4. Pieraccini, Maria Teresa Pintacuda, trans. Tommaso Moro: Lettere dalla prigionia. [Letters from Prison] Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 1959. [Italian translation.]
  5. Castelli, Alberto, trans. Tommaso Moro: Lettere dal carcere. [Letters from Prison] Intro. John Harriot S. J. Vatican: Poliglotta Vaticana s.l., 1971. [Italian translation.]
  6. Benešová, Marie and Alfons Bok, trans. Tomáš Morus : dopisy z vězení. [Letters from Prison] Olomouc: Matice cyrilometodějská, 2006. [Worldcat OCLC 85719014; Index Translationum. Czech translation from the German translation of Franz Sonntag, see Correspondence: Other Translations.]
  7. Silva, Álvaro de, trans. Santo Tomás Moro: Un hombre sólo. Cartas desde la Torre (1534–1535). Madrid: Ediciones Rialp, 1988. [Spanish translation of More's prison letters and prayers.]
    Review(s):
    1. Lewis J. Hutton, Moreana 101/102 (1990): 194.
  8. Pepe V., Trans. Tommaso Moro: Preghiere e lettere dalla Torre. [Prayers and Letters from the Tower] Potenza: Osanna Venosa, 2000. [Italian translation.]
  9. Taillé, Michel, ed. Lettres à Cromwell, Lettre au roi, et Lettres de Prison. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 40–72. [French Translation of eight letters (Rogers 194, 197–200, 201, 210, 218).]
  10. Silva, Álvaro, trans. Santo Tomás Moro: Últimas Cartas desde la cárcel. Barcelona: El Acantilado, 2009. [Spanish translation.]

Selections

  1. Letters of Sir Thomas More to and From Margaret More. The Mirrour of Vertue in Worldly Greatness or the Life of Sir Thomas More Knight. By William Roper. London: Alexander Moring (The De La More Press), 1903. 105–77. [Reprints nine of the Prison Letters, including Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington (Rogers 206).]
  2. Sampson, George, ed. Letters written by Sir Thomas More to his Daughter Margaret Roper while he was a prisoner in the Tower; with Certain Other Letters. The Utopia of Sir Thomas More. Ralph Robinson's translation, with Roper's life and some of his letters . . . to which is added the Latin text of Utopia, reprinted from the first edition. Introduction and bibliography A. C. Guthkelch. Bohn's Popular Library. London: G. Bell and sons, 1910. 1914. 273–333. [Reprints thirteen prison letters including Rogers 206.]
  3. Campbell, Mildred, ed. Letters of More and his Daughter Margaret. The Utopia of Sir Thomas More. Toronto and New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1947. 283–312. [Reprints seven of the Prison Letters.]
  4. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. From The English Letters. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 242–81. [Reprints Rogers 197–199, and eight of the Prison Letters.]
  5. Slavin, Arthur, ed. Sir Thomas More — Margaret Roper, June 5, 1535. Humanism, Reform, and Reformation in England. New York: Wiley, 1969. 188–91. [Sum. Geritz G077. Excerpts from Rogers #216.]
  6. Foord, Dame Bede, ed. Conscience Decides: Letters and Prayers from Prison Written by Sir Thomas More. Intro. Germain Marc'hadour. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1971. 21–96. [Geritz C001; Wentworth 781. Reprints nine of the Prison Letters.]
    Review(s):
    1. Philip Caraman, Moreana 35 (1972): 21–24.
  7. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 221–23, 225–236. [Substantial excerpts from Rogers 200, 205 amd 206.]
  8. A Dialogue of Conscience. Saint Thomas More: The Four Last Things, The Supplication of Souls, A Dialogue of Conscience. Rendered in Modern English by Mary Gottschalk. Intro. Gerard Wegemer. Princeton: Scepter Publishers, 2002. 195–218. [A modernized edition of the Letter to Alice Alington (Rogers 205 and 206).]
    Review(s):
    1. Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, Moreana 159 (2004): 79–82.
  9. Thornton, John F., and Susan B. Varenne, eds. Last Letters. Saint Thomas More: Selected Writings. Intro. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. New York: Vintage Books, 2003. 129–178. [Reprints thirteen of the Prison Letters.]
  10. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 182–85, 305–35, 343–51. [Rogers 191, 200, 205–206, 214, 216–217.]

Studies

  1. Bruce, John. Observations upon Certain Inaccuracies in the Published Letters of Sir Thomas More. Archaeologia 30 (1844): 149–59. Online at Google Books. [Sullivan 1:135. On the changes that Rastell made to the Prison Letters in the 1557 edition.]
  2. Sullivan, Frank. Sir Thomas More. [1960] See Treatise on the Passion. [Rogers 192*]
  3. Reynolds, E.E. [Note on Rogers 200 and 201]. Moreana 2 (1964): 78.
  4. Derrett, J. Duncan M. Two Dicta of More's and a Correction. Moreana 8 (1965): 67–72. [On Rogers 200, 202, and 208.]
  5. Meulon, Henri. La docilité chez Thomas More. Moreana 12 (1966): 11–28. [Geritz F200. On obedience in More's Prison Letters.]
  6. Castelli, A. I due 19 Maggio o l'ultimo scherzo di T. Moro. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 347–52. [Sum.: (Fr) G.M. p.352. On Rogers 199 and Ann Boleyn's death (19 May 1536). More was also canonized on 19 May 1935 (It.).]
  7. Sargent, Daniel. Singularity. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 311–14. [On the Pie-Powder Court episode in the Letter to Alice Alington.]
  8. Sullivan, Frank. The Letter of the Law of a Christian Socrates. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 304–10. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana15-16pages304-10.pdf [Geritz F319; Wentworth 70. Compares More's Prison Letters to Plato's Phaedo and Apology.]
  9. Maguire, John. William Roper's Life of More: The Working Methods of a Tudor Biographer. [1969] See William Roper
  10. Meulon, Henri. La pensée du ciel chez Thomas More. Moreana 27/28 (1970): 5–13. [Geritz F201. On Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington.]
  11. Miller, Clarence H. A Vatican Manuscript Containing Three Brief Works by St. Thomas More. [1970] See Tower Works: General Studies.
  12. Marc'hadour, Germain, Introduction. Conscience Decides: Letters and Prayers from Prison Written by Sir Thomas More. Ed. Dame Bede Foord. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1971. 13–17. [Includes some interesting discussion of More's style. According to Marc'hadour the letters not only approach to conversation, nearly all of them are actually a continuation of an oral dialogue (13).]
  13. Meulon, Henri. Thomas More et la souffrance. [1973] See A Dialogue of Comfort: Studies.
  14. Martz, Louis L. The Art of Improvisation. A Dialogue of Comfort. Vol. 12 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Louis L. Martz and Frank Manley. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. lvii–lxv. Rev. vers. of lix–lxv in Last Letters and A Dialogue of Comfort. Thomas More: The Search for the Inner Man. New Haven: Yale UP, 1990. 55–64, 107. [On the relationship between A Dialogue of Comfort and Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington.]
  15. Gordon, Walter M. Tragic Perspective in Thomas More's Dialogue with Margaret in the Tower. Cithara 17:2 (1978): 3–12. [Geritz T015; Wentworth 783. On Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington.]
  16. Sylvester, Richard S. Conscience and Consciousness: Thomas More. [1978] See Conscience.
  17. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. The Apple of my Eye: Thomas More to Antonio Bonvisi—A Reading and a Translation. Moreana 71/72 (1981): 37–56. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana71-72pages37-56.pdf [Geritz U004; Wentworth 782. Translation and interpretation of Rogers 217. William Rastell first translated this Latin letter into English in EW 1557 pp.1456–57.]
  18. Rousseau, Marie-Claude. Thomas More, énigme et paradoxe: Non sum Oedipus, sed Morus. Le paradoxe au Temps de la Renaissance. Ed. Marie-Thérèse Jones-Davies. Paris: Touzet, 1982. 87–103. Rev. vers. rpt. as Non sum Oedipus, sed Morus. Moreana 91/92 (1986): 173–87. [Geritz F276. Starting from the Dialogue of Conscience, Rousseau considers the riddle and paradoxes of More's personality, especially during his imprisonment.]
  19. Kaufman, Peter Iver. Absolute Margaret: Margaret More Roper and Well Learned Men. Sixteenth Century Journal 20 (1989): 443–56. [Geritz F130; Wentworth 77. A feminist reading of Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington.]
  20. Wright, Nancy E. The Name and the Signature of the Author of Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington. [1992] See Margaret Roper
  21. Monti, James. A More Intimate Dialogue of Comfort: More's Correspondence in the Tower. The King's Good Servant But God's First: The Life and Writings of St. Thomas More. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997. 405–433.
  22. Foley, Stephen Merriam. Scenes of Speaking and Technologies of Writing in More's Tower Letters. Moreana 135/36 (1998): 7–23. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana135-136pages7-23.pdf [Sum.: pp.7–8. Discusses More's Letters to Frith, Cromwell and Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington (Rogers 190, 197 and 206).]
  23. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. The Prison Letters of More and Tyndale. Word, Church, and State: Tyndale Quincentenary Essays. Ed. John T. Day, Eric Lund, and Ann M. O'Donnell. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America P, c1998. 243–55. Rpt. Moreana 52:201–202 (2015): 383–397. [Discusses Tyndale's two letters to Frith and his one prison letter in relation to More's Prison Letters (especially the letter to Bonvisi) and More's last letter to Erasmus (Rogers 191).]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 142 (2000): 36–38.
  24. Wegemer, Gerard B. Between Father and Daughter: A Memorable Conversation. Thomas More: A Portrait of Courage. Princeton: Scepter Publications, 1998. 171–181, 266–67.
  25. Silva, Alvaro de. Introduction: Good Company. The Last Letters of Thomas More. Ed. Alvaro de Silva. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. 1–25. [On the clarity of More's conscience, and on his readiness to die for the integrity of his religious faith.]
  26. Wynne-Davies, Marion. Women Writers and Familial Discourse in the English Renaissance. [2007] See Margaret Roper
  27. House, Seymour Baker. Endgame: The Genesis of More's The Sadness of Christ. [2008] See De Tristitia: Studies
  28. McCarthy, Terence. No Leisure to Look to Worldly Courtesy: The Last Letter of Sir Thomas More, July 5th 1535. Last Letters. Ed. Sylvie Crinquand. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 100–110. [On the personal nature and plain style of More's last letter (Rogers 218).]
  29. Avery, Joshua. Irony and Charity Are Met Together: A Puzzle in Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington. Moreana 176 (2009): 65–75. [Sum.: pp.65–66.]
  30. Boyle, John F. Counsel, Comfort and Conscience in More's Letters to Fellow-Prisoner Wilson. Moreana 176 (2009): 49–64. Online at http://www.stthomas.edu/catholicstudies/faculty/pubs/Boyle/Counsel,%20Comfort,%20an.pdf [Sum.: pp.49–50.]
  31. Kearney, Dutton. Little in Common?: Law and Literature in Thomas More's Dialogue on Conscience. Moreana 176 (2009): 133–142. [Sum.: pp.133–34.]
  32. Rodgers, Katherine G. Thomas More as Witness in the Prison Letters. Moreana 176 (2009): 31–47. [Sum.: pp.31–32.]
  33. Scott, Alison V. More's Letters and the Comfort of the Truth. A Companion to Thomas More. Ed. A. D. Cousins, and Damian Grace. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 53–76. [Sum.: pp.12–13. On the Letter to Dorp, Letter to a Monk and on the Prison Letters, especially the Letter to Alice Alington.]
  34. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. Thomas More's Three Prison Letters Reporting on His Interrogations. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 94–110.
  35. Wegemer, Gerard. The secret of his heart: What Was Thomas More's? Moreana 52:199–200 (June 2015): 45–60. [Sum.: p.45. Deals especially with Rogers #202, #206, #209 and #210.]

See also Thomas More's Correspondence and Margaret Roper.

Final Instructions and Prayers

Manuscripts

Autograph
  1. Patriarca (Royal College of Corpus Christi), Valencia, MS in the Chapel of Relics, folios 156v–161v. [More's autograph MS, See CW 13: cxliii, cxlv–cxlvi; CW 14/2: 743–745. Includes complete text of More's Latin Godly Instruction.]
  2. Thomas More's Prayer Book, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, sigs. c1–d1. [CW 13: cxliii–cxliv. Autograph of More's Godly Meditation, written in upper and lower margins of two incomplete printed books bound together. See facsimile edition of Thomas More's Prayer Book below under Editions.]
Non-Autograph
  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Lat. th. d. 15, folios 116v–119v. [CW 13: cxli–cxlii. MS written by Robert Parkyn. More items dated before 1551.]
  2. Vatican Library, MS Barbarinus Latinus 2567, folio 52–52v. [CW 13: cxliv. Contains More's Latin Godly Instruction.]
  3. Folger Shakespeare Library MS X.d.532.[A mid-16th century prayer roll containing a copy of More's A Devout Prayer, see Derrick G. Pitard, An Undescribed Manuscript below in Studies.]

Early Editions

  1. More, Thomas. Here folowe certein deuout and vertuouse instruccions, meditacions and prayers made and collected by syr Thomas More knight while he was prisoner in the towre of London. The Workes of Sir Thomas More knyghte . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. Sigs. [VV3]–XX2. [[1421 for 1405]–1418]. Available online in PDF Format at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Deuout_and_vertuous_instruccions.pdf. [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139. Sig. [VV3] mislabelled XX3; Page [1405] misnumbered 1421; [1412] misnumbered 1428.]
  2. More, Thomas. Quod pro fide mors fugienda non est, Autore Thoma Moro, Dum in arce Londinensi detineretur, Anno Domini M. D. XXXIIII. and Precatio ex psalmis collecta, per Thomam Morum, in arce Londinensi agentem, Anno Domini: M. D. XXXIIII. Cui ipse hunc titulum posuit: Imploratio diuini auxilij, contra tentationem, cum insultatione contra dæmones, ex spe & fiducia in Deum. Thomae Mori Angli, . . . Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras peruenerunt, Latina Opera . . . Louanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum, 1565, 1566; Rpt. Louvain: Zangrius, 1565, 1566. Z1v–Z4 [fols. 133v–136] [CW 13: cxli; See Gibson 75a–76b. Latin Texts of CW 13: 209–11, 214–225; first published in EW 1557. But see CW 13: cxlv–cxlix.]
  3. Fisher, John. Imploratio diuini auxilii contra tentationem ex psalmis Davidis. Psalmi, seu precationes . . . Accessit Imploratio diuini auxilii contra tentationem ex psalmis Davidis, per Th. Morum. False Imprint: Lugduni: apud Sebastianum Gryphium, 1572.[ = London: Thomas Vautrollier, 1572.] Sigs. F7v–H2 (pp. 94–115). Rpt. Lugduni: apud Sebastianum Gryphium, 1598. [ = London: Thomas Creede for Gabriel Cawood, 1598.] [3 editions: STC 2995a.2 (2 editions), 2995a.3; Gibson 95 + Smith 1981:41; ARCR I: 426–427; Shaaber F91 (and M219), F94. Contains More's Imploratio for the first time. See Franklin B. Williams, Surreptitious London editions of Fisher and More, See Fisher: General Studies, and Fisher: Psalmi et Precationes.]
  4. Fowler, John, ed. A Brief Fourme of Confession. Antwerp: John Fowler, 1576. sigs. g1–i2 [fols. 67–92v] [Gibson 96; CW 13: cxxiii–cxxiv, cxli. See A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body for further details.]
  5. [Flinton, George, ed.] Godlye and Devoute Prayers made and collected by Syr Thomas Moore whyle he was Prisoner in the Tower of London. A Manual of Prayers, newly gathered out of many divers authors . . . [Rouen, Fr. Parson's Press], Cvm Privilegio 1583. Sigs. E4v–*** [STC 17263; ESTC S105168; Gibson 97 + Smith 1981:41; ARCR II: 200 (and 201–226). According to Sullivan's Checklist, More's prayers were included in most editions of the Old English Manual of Prayers issued between 1583–1847. ESTC identifies compiler as George Flinton, and lists 30 editions between 1580 and 1671, though it gives 1583 as the first edition.]
  6. More, Thomas. Quod pro fide mors fugienda non est. Autore Thoma Moro, Dum in arce Londinensi detineretur, Anno Domini M D XXXIV. [p.180] Quod mors pro fide non sit fugienda, and Precatio, ex psalmis collecta, per Thomam Morum, in arce Londinensi agentem, Anno M D XXXIV. Cui ipse hunc Titulum posuit: Imploratio diuini auxilij contra tentationem, cum insultatione contra dæmones, ex spe et fiducia in Deum. Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. Z2–Aa1v [179–180, 181–86]. Available online in PDF Format as http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See Gibson 77. Reprints 1565 edition,]

An account of More's Trial and his prayers are included in some of the later editions of Burnet's translation of Utopia, including 1737 and 1751, see Utopia: Early English Translations and in Thomas Salmon's State Trials (1738), see More's Trial: Later Accounts

Modern Editions

  1. Walter, William Joseph. Devotional Meditations and Prayers. [1841] See Prison Writings: Collections
  2. More, Thomas. The Godly Instructions and Prayers of Blessed Sir Thomas More. Stanbrook Abbey, Worcester: 1922. 38p.
  3. Humphries, B., ed. Thomas More. A Godly Meditation and Two prayers, Written in the Tower of London. Ditchling Common, Sussex: St. Dominic's P, 1929.
  4. Hallett, Philip E., ed. English Prayers and Treatise on the Holy Eucharist by St. Thomas More. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1938. Rpt. as The English Prayers of Sir Thomas More. Springfield, IL: Templegate, 1995. 17–54. [Wentworth 785; Sullivan 2:77–78.]
  5. Roger, E. F., ed. Prayers Made by Sir Thomas More While He Was Made a Prisoner in the Tower of London. With a note by Elizabeth Frances Rogers. Madison, NJ: The Golden Hind Press, 1952.
  6. Martz, Louis L., and Richard S. Sylvester, eds. Thomas More's Prayer Book: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Annotated Pages. The Elizabethan Club Series 4. New Haven: Yale UP (for the Elizabethan Club), 1969. [Geritz B016; Wentworth 787.]
    Review(s):
    1. H. W. Donner, Studia Neophilolologica 42 (1970): 225–26.
    2. John B. Gest, Catholic Lawyer 16 (1970): 274 [Geritz T012].
    3. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 23 (1969): 95–102 + 25 (1970): 52. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana25page52.pdf
    4. Hubertus Schulte Herbrüggen, TLS 15 Jan. 1970: 64.
  7. Foord, Dame Bede, ed. Meditations and Prayers written in Prison. Conscience Decides: Letters and Prayers from Prison Written by Sir Thomas More. Intro. Germain Marc'hadour. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1971. 107–120.
  8. Haupt, Garry E., ed. Instruction and Prayers. Treatise upon the Passion, Treatise on the Blessed Body, Instructions and Prayers. Vol. 13 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. cxl–clxvii, 205–31, 300–15. [Wentworth 786. See A Treatise on the Passion for reviews.]
  9. A Godly Meditation, and A Devout Prayer. Prayers of St. Thomas More with A Treatise on the Holy Eucharist. London: Catholic Truth Society, 1979. 7–17. [Geritz C016.]
  10. Haupt, Garry E., ed. Instruction and Prayers. The Tower Works: Devotional Writings. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. 299–309. [Modernized spelling version.]
  11. Wegemer, G., Intro. The Sadness of Christ: And Final Prayers and Instructions by Saint Thomas More. Trans. Clarence H. Miller. Princeton, NJ: Scepter Publishers, 1993. 128–55. [Some Printings include Index, pp.156–162.]
  12. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelynne Malhomme, eds. Praying with Saint Thomas More. Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1998. [See also Prions avec Saint Thomas More below in Translations.]
  13. Thornton, John F., and Susan B. Varenne, eds. Instructions and Prayers. Saint Thomas More: Selected Writings. Intro. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. New York: Vintage Books, 2003. 117–127.
  14. Instructions and Prayers. (CTMS 2014). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/InstructionsandPrayers2014-etext.pdf [Pages and line numbers correspond to CW 13 with standardized spelling.]

Reference Works

  1. Concordance to Instructions and Prayers, CW 13. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/InstructionsAndPrayersConcordance/framconc.htm

Translations

  1. Leyris, Pierre, trans. Prières et méditations. Thomas More: Écrits de Prison. Précédes de la vie de Thomas More par William Roper. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1953, 1981. 149–178, 188–89.
  2. Bertagnoni, Marialisa, trans. Tommaso Moro: Preghiere della Torre con una lettera di Erasmo da Rotterdam. [Prayers from the Tower with a Letter of Erasmus of Rotterdam] Brescia: Morcelliana, 1968. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 17 (1968): 79.]
  3. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus, trans. Thomas Morus: Gebete und Meditationen. Thomas Morus Werke 1. Munich: Kösel, 1983.
    Review(s):
    1. Renée Sander, Moreana 79/80 (1983): 187–89.
  4. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelynne Malhomme, trans. Prions avec Saint Thomas More. Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1997. [Includes Introduction, English Texts, French translations and Notes.]

See also Prison Letters: Translations.

Selections

  1. Prière de Thomas More en Créole de Haïti, et Thomas More: Prières traduites en Créole Guyanais. Moreana 27/28 (1970): 13 + 30 (1971): 49–50.
  2. Sawada, Akio, trans. More's Prayer in Prison: Give me Thy Grace. Tomasu Moa Kenkyū [Thomas More Studies: Japan] 1 (1970): 57. Rpt. as Gokuchū Inori. in Nagoya Katorikku Kyōku Hō [Nagoya Catholic Diosesan Bulletin] no.36 (6, 3, 1976): 11. [Sawada, Thomas More in Japan p.87.]
  3. Kobayashi, Kunihiko, trans. Marginalia in the Psalter. Tomasu Moa Kenkyū [Thomas More Studies: Japan] 2 (1971): 30–39. [Sawada p.87.]
  4. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More, ou la sage folie. Collection Philosophes de tous les temps 76. Paris: Éditions Seghers, 1971. 164–171. [French Translations of two prayers and More's Last Letter.]
  5. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 259–61. [A Godly Meditation.]
  6. La prière de Thomas More: Give me thy grace . . . trad. en français. Moreana 63/1 (1979): 76–78.
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain. Prière de S. Thomas More: texte authentique. Moreana 79/80 (1983): 191–96. [Esperanto, Hungarian, Italian and Portuguese translations of A Godly Meditation.]
  8. Appleton, G., ed. The Oxford Book of Prayer. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1985; rpt. 1988. 96, 111, 123, 143, 162. [Several short extracts from More's prayers.]
  9. Castle, T., ed. The Hodder Book of Christian Prayers. London: Hodder and Stoughton: 1986. Also publ. as The New Book of Christian Prayer. New York: Crossroad, 1986. 121, 162, 263.
  10. Marc'hadour, Germain, ed. From the Martyr's Last Prayer. Saint Thomas More and the Body of Christ. Angers: Moreanum, 2001. 57–58. [A brief excerpt and commentary.]
  11. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. More's Psalm on Detachment. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 171–74. [Modernized text of A Godly Meditation plus facsimile reproductions of two pages from More's Prayer Book.]
  12. Taillé, Michel, ed. Dernière Prière d'un martyr. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 186–189. [From Prions avec Saint Thomas More.]

Studies

  1. Bridgett, T.E. Sir Thomas More's Book of Hours. Notes & Queries 8th ser., 2 (1892): 121–22. [Sullivan 1:127. On a manuscript Book of Hours owned by John More Jnr, containing several family entries.]
  2. Fisher, Bernard. English Spiritual Writers: St. Thomas More. [1960] See Spirituality
  3. Gibson R. W. St. Thomas More's Book of Hours. The Book Collector 9 (1960): 202. [Geritz T013.]
  4. Birchenough, E., and Germain Marc'hadour. The Book of Hours. Moreana 6 (1965): 65–68. [Geritz T003; Wentworth 788.]
  5. Marc'hadour, Germain. A Godly Meditation. Moreana 5 (1965): 52–72. [Geritz T029; Wentworth 791.]
  6. Marc'hadour, Germain et al. A Triple Note about Thomas More's Book of Hours. Moreana 11 (1966): 44–46.
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain. For the Winning of Christ. Westminster Cathedral Chronicle 59 (1965): 84–86. [Geritz T027.]
  8. Marc'hadour, Germain. More's Book of Hours. Moreana 7 (1965): 75–78 + 9 (1966): 101–06. [Geritz T030; Wentworth 792.]
  9. Gruffydd, R. Geraint. A Prayer of St. Thomas More's in Welsh, 1587. Moreana 13 (1967): 45–52. [Geritz T016. On the Welsh translation of A Godly Meditation.]
  10. Marc'hadour, Germain. Books of Hours and Donkeys' Saddles. Moreana 12 (1966): 82–83 + 14 (1967): 11–13. [On an illustration in More's primer.]
  11. Martz, Louis L., and Richard S. Sylvester. Introduction. Thomas More's Prayer Book: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Annotated Pages. Ed. Louis L. Martz and Richard S. Sylvester. The Elizabethan Club Series 4. New Haven: Yale UP (for the Elizabethan Club), 1969. xiii–xlv. Also publ. as Thomas More's Prayer Book. Yale University Library Gazette 43 (1968): 53–80. [Geritz T037.]
  12. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. A Prayer-Book of Sir Thomas More. TLS 15 Jan. 1970: 64. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 29 (1970): 29; Geritz T059. On a 15th century Latin manuscript book of hours now in the Bamburg Diocesan Museum in Bavaria, that may have been owned by Thomas More, which includes a list of John More's ten children and their godparents; see note by T.E. Bridgett. Herbrüggen corrects some of these comments in a Letter to TLS, see More's Family.]
  13. Foord, Dame Bede. Thomas More and the Rule of Saint Benedict. Moreana 63/2 (1979): 45–47. [Geritz T011. On More's marginal annotations in his prayerbook.]
  14. Williams, Franklin B. Surreptitious London editions of Fisher and More. [1980] See Fisher: General Studies
  15. Hussey, Juan L. A Retreat with St. Thomas More. Moreana 79/80 (1983): 83–88. [On A Godly Meditation.]
  16. Edwards, A. S. G. Robert Parkyn's Transcript of More's Prayer of Picus Mirandula vnto God. [1990] See The Life of Pico.
  17. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More and Prayer. Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1993: 29–38. [Sum.: M. Veithen, Moreana 121 (1995): 109–10.]
  18. Pitard, Derrick G. An Undescribed Manuscript of St. Thomas More's: A Devoute Prayer And Its Relation to Mid Sixteenth-Century Devotional Practice. Neglected English Literature: Recusant Writings of the 16th–17th Centuries. Ed. Dorothy L. Latz. Salzburg, Austria: Institut für Anglistik und Americanistik, Universität Salzburg, 1997. 107–130. [Geritz V041. A Study of a mid-16th century prayer roll (Folger MS X.d.532), which contains a copy of More's A Devout Prayer. Appendix A (120–122) gives a complete transcription of the manuscript copy of the prayer and n.16 (p.126) lists the notable differences between the MS text and that in CW 13: 228-231.]
  19. Sherbo, Arthur A Small Addition to the Works of Sir Thomas More. Notes and Queries ns 50 (2003): 386. [Probably a reference to Pico's Fourth Rule? See STC 17266 (and 17263), cited by Ross Fuller, The Brotherhood of the Common Life and its Influence (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1995), 322. See University Microfilms Roll 713:06.]
  20. Duffy, Eamon. The Prayers of Thomas More. Marking the Hours: English People and their Prayers, 1240–1570. New Haven: Yale UP, 2006. 107–118, 121, 137, 145, Plates 62–66, 89.
    Review(s):
    1. Alvaro Silva, Moreana 174 (2008): 243–244.

See also Fisher's Prayer Helpe Me Dear Father (Sometimes Attributed to More).

Apocrypha

  1. Freeman, Sean, ed. Two Prayers of St. Thomas More. The Thomas More Bible Prayer Book. Chicago, IL: The Thomas More Press, 1976. 11.
  2. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelynne Malhomme, trans. 'Prière apocryphe. Prions avec Saint Thomas More. Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1997. 149–52.
  3. Marc'hadour, Germain. Prière de S. Thomas More: l'apocryphe. Moreana 79/80 (1983): 197–199. [On Give me a good digestion, Lord.]
  4. Marc'hadour, Germain. A Spurious Attribution: Give me a Good Digestion, Lord. Praying with Saint Thomas More. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelynne Malhomme, eds. Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1998. 79–80.
  5. Marc'hadour, Germain. A Wrong Ascription. Moreana 4 (1964): 44-45 + 27/28 (1970): 160 + 30 (1971): 116 + 47/48 (1975): 122 + 49 (1976): 51–52. [English, French, Italian, German, Esperanto and Portuguese texts and translations of Give me a good digestion, Lord.]
  6. Most Famous of More's Spurious Prayers: Give me a Good Digestion, Lord. Moreana 36 (1972): 93–96. [Identifies T. H. B. Webb (1898–1917) as real author of Give me a good digestion, Lord.]

See also Thomas More: Spirituality.

More's Epitaph

Manuscripts

  1. Vatican Library, MS Barbarinus Latinus 2567, folios 49–50. [See CW 13: cxliv, CW 3/2: #258 and pp.410–411, and Clarence Miller below in Studies. Contains More's Latin prose Epitaph and a Latin epigram, mentioning his two wives.]

Editions and Translations

  1. Letter to Erasmus, Chelsea <June 1533>. Allen, Erasmi Epistolae Vol. X: #2831/73–131 (Rogers #191). English trans. in SL #46 (pp.181–83). Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Erasmus/EE2831.pdf
  2. More, Thomas. [Epitaph for his tomb, written by T. More in summer of 1532.] The Workes of Sir Thomas More knyghte . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. XX2–XX3v [1419–1422]. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/TM_Epitaph.pdf [See STC 18076; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139. Latin text of More's two epitaphs followed by William Rastell's English translation.]
  3. More, Thomas. Epitaphium Thomae Mori. Thomae Mori Angli, . . . Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras peruenerunt, Latina Opera . . . Louanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum, 1565, 1566; Rpt. Louvain: Zangrius, 1565, 1566. A*2–A*2v. [See Gibson 75a–76b. Unnumbered. First item in Opera omnia.]
  4. Stapleton, Thomas. Vita Thomae Mori. Thomae Mori . . . Opera omnia. Frankfort and Leipzig: C. Gensch, 1689. Preface: 76. Facsimile Rpt. in (Unveränderter Nachdruck.) Frankfurt: Minerva, 1964. [See Gibson 77. Stapleton's Life of Thomas More is included as a Preface to the 1689 edition of More's Latin Opera omnia. See Biographers: Thomas Stapleton. More's Epitaph immediately follows Stapleton's biography.]
  5. Cayley, Arthur. Memoirs of Sir Thomas More. 2 vols. London: Cadell and Davis, 1808. 1: 129–34. Available online at http://www.archive.org/details/memoirsofsirthom01cayluoft [Sullivan 1:176–77.]
  6. Hitchcock, E. V., ed. Appendix IV: The Epitaph on the More Tomb in Chelsea Old Church. The life and death of Sr Thomas Moore, knight, sometymes Lord high Chancellor of England. By Nicholas Harpsfield. Early English Texts Society 186. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford UP, 1932. 277–81. [Latin Text.]
  7. Leyris, Pierre, ed. Appendix I: Épitaphes. Thomas More: Écrits de Prison. Précédes de la vie de Thomas More par William Roper. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1953, 1981. 182–184. [Latin Text.]
  8. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. More's Epitaph. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 285–86.
  9. Marc'hadour, Germain, Épitaphe de Thomas More. Thomas More, ou la sage folie. Collection Philosophes de tous les temps 76. Paris: Éditions Seghers, 1971. 159–160. [French Translation of More's Epitaph.]
  10. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 251–52. [Text of Verse Epitaph (Latin and English).]
  11. Thornton, John F., and Susan B. Varenne, eds. Sir Thomas More's Epitaph in Old Chelsea Church. Saint Thomas More: Selected Writings. Intro. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. New York: Vintage Books, 2003. 248–250.
  12. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. Inscription on the Tomb of Thomas More. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 307–310.

Studies

  1. Memorials of Sir Thomas More at Chelsea. Gentleman's Magazine, 1833, II: 481–86. [Includes discussion of the repairs to More's epitaph in the 19th Century.]
  2. Garanderie, Marie-Madeleine de la. Sur la publication de l'épitaphe de Thomas More. Moreana 17 (1968): 15–19. [On More's epitaph and his last letters to Erasmus and on Erasmus' De praeparatione ad mortem.]
  3. Miller, Clarence H. A Vatican Manuscript Containing Three Brief Works by St. Thomas More. [1970] See Tower Works: General Studies.

More's Imprisonment and Trial

Documents

  1. Appendix 1: Documents. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 137–209. [Texts of twenty documents either in modernized english spelling or translated from the original Latin and French, with original texts included.]
  2. Appendix 2: Thomas More's Trial: A Docudrama. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 210–21. [A reconstruction of More's Trial from the Documents in Appendix 1.]

Roper's Account

  1. Appendix 1. Document 20: Roper's Account. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 203–209.

For Roper's Account, See Hitchcock, Roper, pp.84–97, in Early Biographers: William Roper. For Harpsfield's account which combines Roper's with the Paris Newsletter, see Hitchcock, Harpsfield, pp.183–200 in Early Biographers: Nicholas Harpsfield.

London Guildhall MS 1231 and Novitates Quaedam

  1. London Guildhall MS 1231, Now in London Metropolitan Archives (CLC/270/MS01231). [Peter Beal: An account of More's trial, with an epitaph and epigram on his death by Erasmus, on ff. 2v–8v in a 23-leaf octavo volume of articles relating to Henry VIII, written in a single hand c.1560. See http://www.celm-ms.org.uk/introductions/MoreSirThomas.html]
  2. Novitates quaedam ex diversorum praestantium espistolis desumptae, de sanctorum in regno Angliae persequutione ac martyrii constantia, Ioannis Roffensis Episcopi ac Cardinalis, Thomae Mori . . . nonnulorum aliorum . . . Breue Apostolicum ad Regem Rhomanorum Ferdinandum contra hanc crudelitatem. Tria epigrammata lepidissima Pasquilli, etc. Cologne, 1536. [BL 4902.aaa.29 and G.11693; Wolfenbüttel (De), Herzog August Bibliothek; USTC 678649; Gibson 441. See Derrett, Neglected Versions.]
  3. Derrett, J. Duncan M., ed. Neglected Versions of the Contemporary Account of the Trial of Sir Thomas More. Bulletin of the Institute for Historical Research 33 (1960): 202–23. [Geritz F058; Wentworth 173; Sullivan 1:264–65. A critical edition of the Latin source (not the Expositio Fidelis) of the Paris News Letter. (Also includes a reprint of the Paris News Letter).]
  4. Clark, John. The Martyrdom of St. Thomas More and the English Carthusians as recorded in London Guildhall Ms. 1231. 35 Années de recherche et de spiritualité. Congrès international des Analecta Cartusiana du 23 au 26 juin 2005, Chartreuse de Molsheim - France. Ed. Robert Bindel. Analecta Cartusiana, 253. Salzburg, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 2007. 85–98.
  5. Appendix 1. Document 17: Guildhall Report. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 186–95. [Latin text recovered from Derrett Neglected Versions; English translation by H.A. Kelly.]

Paris Newsletter and Expositio Fidelis, etc.

For manuscripts and texts, See Hitchcock 254–58.

Paris Newsletter

Manuscripts

  1. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr.1701, fols.185–90. [Hitchcock p.257.]
  2. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr.2832, fols.191–93. [Hitchcock p.257.]
  3. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr.2960, fols.64–70. [Hitchcock p.257.]
  4. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr.2981, fols.44–45. [Hitchcock p.257. Base text for Hitchcock edition.]
  5. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr.3969, fols.63–67. [Hitchcock p.257.]
  6. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr.12157 (3 feuillets). [Hitchcock p.257.]
  7. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr.12795, fols.29–32. [Hitchcock p.257.]
  8. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr.16539, fols.30–33. [Hitchcock p.257.]

Editions

  1. Hitchcock, E. V., ed. Appendix II: The Paris News Letter. The life and death of Sr Thomas Moore, knight, sometymes Lord high Chancellor of England. By Nicholas Harpsfield. Early English Texts Society 186. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford UP, 1932. 253–66. [Paris, B.N. MS fr. 2981 provides the Base Text. For Harpsfield's english translation, see pp.183–88, 194–200.]

Expositio Fidelis

  1. Montanus, Phillipus [Phillipe Dumont]. Expositio fidelis de morte D. Thomae Mori et quorundam aliorum insignium uirorum in Anglia. Basel: Hieronymus Froben & Nikolaus Episcopius, 1535. Rpt. Paris [= Basel]: n.p. [Hieronymus Froben et Nikolaus Episcopius], 1535. Online at http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10200209.html [USTC 655683; Paris rpt. BNF BP16_107846; Hitchcock pp. 254–56. Gibson 423; Allen XI: Appendix XXVII, pp.368–378; Trapp–Herbrüggen 254; BL 1130.e.4; Formerly attributed to Erasmus. Includes accounts of the deaths of Fisher and the Carthusians. It is generally assumed that Erasmus, Cousin, and Montanus collaborated in producing the Expositio. For Gilbert Cousin of Nozeroy and Phillipus Montanus, see CE I: 350–52 and II: 448–49.]
  2. Montanus, Phillipus [Phillipe Dumont]. Expositio fidelis de morte D. Thomae Mori et quorundam aliorum insignium uirorum in Anglia. Antuerpiae: excudebat Guilielmus Spyridipoeus junior, April 1536. [USTC 437846; Hitchcock pp. 254–56. Gibson 423; Allen XI: Appendix XXVII, pp.368–378.]
  3. Montanus, Phillipus [Phillipe Dumont]. Expositio fidelis de morte D. Thomae Mori et quorundam aliorum insignium uirorum in Anglia. Antuerpiae: in aedibus Iona Steelsii [typis Ioannis Graphei], 1536. Online at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0003/bsb00035698/image_1 [USTC 403946; Hitchcock pp. 254–56. Gibson 423; Allen XI: Appendix XXVII, pp.368–378.]
  4. [Guiliemus Courinus Nucerinus [Gilbert Cousin of Nozeroy] to Phillipus Montanus [Phillipe Dumont]]. Epistola de Morte D. Thomae Mori et Episcopi Roffensis, insignium uirorum in Anglia. Thomae Mori Lucubrationes. . . Basle: Episcopius, 1563, p.511–30. [Allen has p.519.] Online at http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10207406.html [Gibson 74 + Smith 1981:35–36 + 1988:139; ARCR I: 824; Shaaber M209; USTC 698327; Worldcat OCLC 165898041; Allen XI:Appendix XXVII, p.368; Hitchcock p.255. A reprint of Steels 1536, see Trapp–Herbrüggen 254. In this reprint the letter is headed G. Courinus Nucerinus Phil. Mont. S.D.]
  5. Sequentem Epistolam sub Nucerini ejusdem nomine editam, Erasmum eundem auctorem habere persuasum est nonnulli, Quicunque vero auctor sit, elegans sane est & legimeretur, duorum Angliae celeberrimorum Virorum obitus enarrans. Guiliemus Covrinus Nucerinus Phillipo Montano S. D. [Running Head De Thomae Mori morte] Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. . . Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. (346)–351. Available online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/OmniaOpera/Epistolae.pdf [See Gibson 77, 423. Reprints 1563 edition.]
  6. Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Opera omnia. Tomus tertius, qui complectitur epistolas pluribus quam CCCCXXV ab Erasmo aut ad Erasmum scriptis auctiores, ordine temporum nunc primum dispositas, multo quam unquam antea emendatiores. Ed. J. Clericus [Jean Leclerc]. 10 vols. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: P. Van der Aa, 1703. Vol.3: cols. 1763–71. [Appendix 378] [Allen XI: Appendix XXVII, p.368; Hitchcock p.255–56; Gibson 149, 423. Reprints 1563.]
  7. (Montanus, Philip). Expositio Fidelis. Opus epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami. Ed. P. S. Allen. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1947. Vol. 11: 368–78. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Erasmus/Appendix27.pdf [Includes a Latin translation of the Paris News Letter, formerly attributed to Erasmus.]
  8. Wilkinson, Maurice. The First Newsletter on the Death of Blessed Thomas More. Blackfriars 1 (Feb. 1925): 68–76. [Wentworth 194. On the Expositio.]
  9. Vocht, H. de, ed. Acta Thomae Mori: A History of the Reports of His Trial and Death with an Unedited Contemporary Narrative. Humanistica Lovaniensia 7. Louvain: Publications of the Institute for Economics of the University, 1947. Rpt. Nendeln (Liechstenstein): Kraus, 1966. 53–96. [Geritz F335; Wentworth 192.]
Other Latin Texts
  1. Expositio passionis Thomas Mori, 1535. British Library, Additional MSS. 28786, fols.1–17r. [LP 8:#997, Morison-Barker 602 and pp.41–42, Trapp-Herbrüggen 258. Folio.4 contains an illustration of More's death. A compilation by Odinet Godfrand (d.1581), President of the Parliament of Burgundy, of More's trial and execution, 1535 (27p). Probably made in 1535.]
  2. Vocht, Henri de, ed. Acta Thomae Mori: A History of the Reports of His Trial and Death with an Unedited Contemporary Narrative. Humanistica Lovaniensia 7. Louvain: Publications of the Institutefor Economics of the University, 1947. Rpt. Nendeln (Liechstenstein): Kraus, 1966. 53–96. [Geritz F335; Wentworth 192. Available through Project JSTOR. Vocht suggests Gerard Morinck (see CE II:463) as author, and that it was written in 1535. An edition of the Ordo Condemnationis Thomae Mori, together with a reprint of the Expositio Fidelis (53–96). Later scholars have rejected De Vocht's extravagant claims for the priority of the Ordo. See E. E. Reynolds (below in Studies) The Trial 11–16. Available through Project JSTOR under " Humanistica Lovaniensia".]
German Translations of Paris News Letter and Expositio Fidelis
  1. Beschreybung des urtheyls und todts, weiland des Gross Cantzlers in Engenlandt, Herrn Thomas Morus, Darumb das er desselben Reichs Ratschlag und newen Statuten nit hat wöllen anhangen. Auss einem welschen truck verteutscht. Nürnberg: haer. Friedrich Peypus, 1535. [USTC 616128; Hitchcock p.254; Gibson 423; Sullivan I:78. BL 1202, c. 33(1). Translated from the Paris Newsletter.]
  2. Glaubwirdiger bericht von dem Todt des Edlen Hochgelerten Herrn Thome Mori, und anderer herlicher Menner in Engellandt getödtet, durch ein Epistel eynem güten freundt zügeschickt auss Latein in Teutsch vertholmetschet. Translated by Gregorius Wickgramm. With Epistle Dedicatory to Friderich von Hadstat, Regent of the king of the Romans in Upper Alsace, dated Colmar, 22 Dec. 1535. Freiburg im Bresgau: Johannes Faber aus Emmich, 1535. Online at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0007/bsb00076481/images/ [USTC 659908; Hitchcock p.256; Gibson 423. LP 8: #996; Trapp–Herbrüggen 255; BL 697, c.43. Translated from the Latin of the Expositio Fidelis.]
  3. Von der Vorurteilung und Tode, etwan des Grossen Cantzlers von Engeland Herr Thome Mori darumb das er dem Rathschlag un[d] Newem Gesetz desselbigen Koenigreichs nicht hat zufallen oder anhangen woellen. Nicht unwirdig das umb desselben Mannes besonder tapfferkeit und bestendigkeit willen von jederman gelesen werde. Aus dem Welschen ins Deutsch gebracht. Erfurt, Matthes Maler, 1536. [USTC 703700] and Dresden, Wolfgang Stöckel, 1 July 1536.[USTC 703701] [Hitchcock p.254; L'Univers 521; Gibson 423;. Guildhall, Cock Library [USTC 703701]. Translated from the Paris Newsletter. Marc'hadour dates the Dresden edition to July 1 1536.]
  4. Ein glaubwirdige anzaygung des tods Herrn Thome Mori unnd anderer treffenlicher männer inn Engelland geschehen im jar M. D. xxxv. Augsburg, Heinrich von Augsburg Steiner, 1536 Online at http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10199485.html [USTC 643649; Hitchcock p.256; Gibson 423, Morison-Barker 601 and p.41, Trapp-Herbrüggen 256, BL 699, g.36. Translated from the latin of the Expositio Fidelis. Gibson: this edn. has a woodcut on t.p., & one at end representing More's execution.]
Italian Translation(s)
  1. Vatican Library, MS Vaticanus Latinus 3922, fols. 35–37. [See Miller 2004 below for a transcription of the Italian. The text is very similar to the one in Cardinal Schomberg's letter below]
  2. Ruscelli, Girolamo, ed. A Monsignor Marino, Card. Caracciolo di Milano [Letter of Cardinal Schomberg to Cardinal Caracciolo of Milan, 12 August 1535.] Lettere di Principi, le quali o si scrivono da Principi ò à Principi, ò ragionan di Principi, libro primo, . . . 3? vols. Venice: Appresso Giordano Ziletti, 1562, rev. ed. 1564. 3rd ed. Venezia, Domenico Farri presso Francesco Toldi, 1573. Vol. 1: fols. 134–136 [misnumbered 139]. 1573 Online at http://books.google.ca/books?id=QkU8AAAAcAAJ&pg=PT335 [USTC 804218, etc., (1573) 805102. See also Wheeler An Italian Account of Thomas More's Trial and Execution, below, who transcribes the Italian text from the 1564 edition. The text is very close to that transcribed by Clarence Miller in 2004 from MS Vaticanus Latinus 3922 above.]
  3. Belleforest, F. de. A Mon-seigneur Marin. Cardinal Caracciol, Gouverneur de Milan. Epistres des Princes. Lesquelles. ou sont addressees aux Princes, ou traittent les affaires des Princes, ou parlent des Princes. Recueillies d'Italien par Hieronyme Ruscelli, et mises en François par F. de Belle-forest, Commingeois. Paris: Par Iean Ruelle Librairie, 1572. Vol. 1: fols. 124v–126v Online at http://books.google.ca/books?id=54I8AAAAcAAJ&pg=PT233 [French translation from Ruscelli's Italian.]
  4. Wheeler, Thomas. An Italian Account of Thomas More's Trial and Execution. Moreana 26 (1970): 33–39. [Geritz F344; Wentworth 193. Italian text parallels the Expositio Fidelis, and the Paris News Letter. Probably derived from a common source.]
  5. Miller, Clarence H. A Formerly Unknown Italian Translation of the Paris Newsletter Concerning the Trial and Execution of St. Thomas More. ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 17/3 (Summer 2004): 20–26. [Includes transcription of Italian text. Miller thinks it may well derive from an italian translation of Paris Newsletter made by Reginald Pole and sent to Erasmus in late 1535. The text is very similar to that transcribed by Wheeler above.]
Spanish Translations
  1. (Sp). La copia de la pasión y martirio de Thomas Mauro enío aquí a V. Maj. [Before 6th October 1535] Archives of Simancas, MS Estado; Leg. 863; Doc. 44. [Hitchcock p.254. Imperfect. Attached to a letter from Dr. Ortiz to the Empress Isabel, 6th October 1535, see Moreana 52:199–200 (2015): 220n35.]
  2. La Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, MS *** [Hitchcock p.254.]
  3. British Library, Additional MSS. 28587, fols.336–***, 340–***. [Hitchcock p.254. 19th copy of above MSS by/for G. Bergenroth.]
  4. López Estrada, Francisco. La difusión por España de las noticias sobre el proceso y la muerte de Santo Tomás Moro. Homenaje al profesor Emilio Alarcos García. or Homenaje al Excmo. Sr. Dr. D. Emilio Alarcos García. 2 vols. Valladolid: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid, 1966. 2: 289–300. [1682 pages] [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 17 (1968): 68.]

Later Editions

  1. Castelnau, Michel de, sieur de la Mauvissière. Les mémoires de messire Michel de Castelnau, seigneur de Mauvissiere, illustrez et augmentez de plusieurs commentaires & manuscrits, tant lettres, instructions, traitez, qu'autres pieces secrettes & originales, servans à donner la verité de l'histoire de François II, Charles IX & Henry III & de la regence & du gouvernement de Catherine de Medicis. Avec les eloges des rois, reines, princes & autres personnes illustres de l'une & de l'autre réligion sous ces trois regnes, l'histoire genealogique de la maison de Castelnau, et les genealogies de plusieurs maisons illustres allieées aà celle de Castelnau. Par J. Le Laboureur. Nouvelle Edition, revue et augmentée de plusieurs manuscrits. 3 vols. Bruxelles: Chez J. Leonard, 3rd ed. 1731. Vol. I: 415–***. [Hitchcock p.254, Gibson 228; Sullivan 1:175. First published Paris: Lamy, 1659. According to Hitchcock the 1731 edition includes the first printed edition of the Paris Newsletter from a manuscript so corrupt as be sometimes unintelligible in the appendix. According to Gibson, vol.I. of 1669?, pp.427–31, also contains an account of More's trial.]
  2. Castelnau, Michel de, sieur de la Mauvissière. Memoirs of the reigns of Francis II. and Charles IX. of France. Containing A Particular Account of the Three First Civil Wars Raised and Carried on by the Huguenots in that Kingdom. Wherein The most Remarkable Passages in the Reigns of King Henry Viii. of England, Queen Elizabeth, and the Unfortunate Mary Queen of Scots, are set in a True Light. By Michael de Castelnau, Lord of Mauvisiere and Concressant, Baron of Joinville, Earl of Beaumont Le Rogor, &c. Who was Ambassador for Ten Years at the Court of Queen Elizabeth, and principally concern'd in the Secret Transactions of those Times. Done into English by a gentleman, and publish'd for his Benefit. [Translated by George Kelly.] London: [publisher not identified], Printed in the Year M. DCC. XXIV. [1724] [ESTC T124299; Gibson 228.]

Modern Translations

  1. Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII. Eds. J. S. Brewer, James Gairdner, and R. H. Brodie. 21 vols. London: Longmans and Co., 1862–1932. Vol. 8 (1882): #996. [This English translation is based on one of the Paris Manuscripts [not fr. 2981, which doesn't have the final note], Castelnau's Memoirs (1731 ed.), and the Spanish translations.]
  2. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, ed. Appendix III: The Death of More (from the Paris News Letter.) English trans. in The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 294–98. [Translated afresh from Paris, B.N. MS fr. 2981.]
  3. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. Trial and Execution: The Paris Newsletter's Account, 4 August 1535. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 352–55. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/The%20Paris%20Newsletter%20Account%20of%20More.pdf [Reprint of LP 8:#996; Also included in SLTM Appendix III.1, pp.325–28.]

Indictment

Manuscripts

For manuscripts, see Hitchcock, p.268, and Derrett 1964, p.449.

  1. National Archives, Public Records Office, Baga de Secretis K.B. 8/7/3, m.7. [Hitchcock p.268. Original, endorsed with Billa vera on back. Hitchcock's B.]
  2. National Archives, Public Records Office, Baga de Secretis K.B. 8/7/3, M.3. fols. 1a–3b. [Hitchcock p.268 and Derrett 1964 p.269. Derrett: Copy with verdict and sentence. Hitchcock's B2.]
  3. British Library, MS Arundel 152, fols. 288a–292b, 302b–305b. [Hitchcock p.268. Two copies: Hitchcock's A and A2. A printed by Bruce XXVII (1838): 370–74 is corrupt; A2 is imperfect but closer to the original.]

Texts

  1. Bruce, John, ed. Inedited Documents Relating to the Imprisonment and Condemnation of Sir Thomas More. Archaeologia XXVII (1838): 361–74. Online at Google Books. [Sullivan 1:135. Text of Dame Alice's Petition to Henry VIII (Rogers 212) and of More's Indictment (Hitchcock's A), together with a translation (364–68), and Latin (370–74). Superceded by E. V. Hitchcock's edition in Harpsfield's Life of More.]
  2. Third Report of the Dep. Keeper of the Public Records (1842), App. ii, 240–41. [Derrett 1964: p.249.]
  3. Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII. Eds. J. S. Brewer, James Gairdner, and R. H. Brodie. 21 vols. London: Longmans and Co., 1862–1932. Vol. 8 (1882): #974, pp.384–86.
  4. Hitchcock, E. V., ed. Appendix III: Sir Thomas More's Indictment. The life and death of Sr Thomas Moore, knight, sometymes Lord high Chancellor of England. By Nicholas Harpsfield. Early English Texts Society 186. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford UP, 1932. 267–76. [The Latin text of More's indictment. Based on Hitchcock's B.]
  5. Williams, C. H., ed. The Indictment of Sir Thomas More.*** English Historical Documents, Vol. V: 1485–1558. Ed. C. H. Williams. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1967. 483–87. [English translation.]
  6. Appendix 1. Document 16: More's Indictment. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 175–85. [Latin Text from Hitchcock and English translation by H.A. Kelly.]

Cardinal Pole

  1. Pole, Reginald. Reginaldi Poli Cardinalis Britanni, ad Henricum Octauum Britanniae Regem, pro ecclesiasticae unitatis defensione, libri quatuor. Rome, Antonius Bladus Asulanus, ca. 1536–37. fols. 89–94. Facsimile Rpt. Ridgewood, NJ: Gregg, 1965. Rpt. Strasbourg, excudebat Wendelin Rihel, 1555. For digital copy of 1555, see USTC. [USTC 850087, 690309; Gibson 469. For English and partial French translations, see Dwyer and Egretier below.]
  2. Pole, Reginald. Epistolarium Reginaldi Poli. 5 vols. Brixen: Joannes-Maria Rizzardi, 1544–52. 5: 78–80. Facsimile Rpt. Farnborough, Hants: Gregg, l967. [Latin text and English and French translations in Gibaud and Ravazé below.]
  3. Egretier, Noëlle-Marie. Thomas More, Le meilleur des Anglais (Reginald Pole). Moreana 3 (1964): 23–35. [Geritz I035.]
  4. Dwyer, Joseph G., trans. Pole's Defence of the Unity of the Church. Westminster, MD: The Newman Press, 1965. xvi, 217–32, esp. 217–20. [See Index for additional references to More's and Fisher's trials.]
  5. Egretier, Noëlle-Marie. Défence de l'unité de l'Eglise. Collection De Pétrarque à Descartes, 12. Paris: J. Vrin, 1967.
    Review(s):
    1. Georges Blond, Le Cardinal Reginald Pole et l'unité de l'église. Moreana 17 (1968): 33–46.
  6. Gibaud, Henri, and Marthe Ravazé. Reginald Pole: Le silence de Thomas More, et Éloge de Fisher et de Morus. Moreana 78 (1983): 85–93. [Latin texts and French translations of two letters in which Pole comments on More's and Fisher's trials.]
  7. Appendix 1. Document 19: Pole's Account. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 20–21, 196–202. [Latin text recovered from Pole's 1536 edition; English translation by Joseph G. Dwyer.]

Richard Rich's Conversation with More, etc.

Manuscript
  1. National Archives, Public Record Office, S.P. 2/R, fols. 24–25 [New foliation 21–22]. [Mentioned by Gairdner, LP8, #814, 2, ii. Transcription of Richard Rich's conversation with More in the Tower.]
  2. British Library, MS Titus B.I. folio 475rv. [Thomas Cromwell's Remembrances, June 1535 (before June 22). See Trapp-Herbrüggen 245 for bibliography. Facsimile on inside front cover.]
Editions and Studies
  1. Reynolds, E. E. An Unnoticed Document. Moreana 1 (1963): 12–17. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana1pages12-17.pdf [Geritz F267.]
  2. Derrett, J. Duncan M. The New Document on Thomas More's Trial. Moreana 3 (1964): 5–18. With notes in reply by E. E. Reynolds, 19–22. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana3pages5-22.pdf [Geritz F059; Wentworth 174. A rejoinder to E. E. Reynold's An Unnoticed Document.]
  3. Reynolds, E. E., ed. Conversation between Sir Thomas More and Sir Richard Rich, 12 June 1535. The Field is Won. London: Burns and Oates, 1968. 385–86. Differs slightly from an earlier transcription given in The Trial of St. Thomas More. London: Burns & Oates, 1964. 166–67. [P.R.O., S.P. 2/R, fols. 24–25. This document confirms most of the details of Rich's perjury as reported by Roper.]
  4. Appendix 1. Document 9: Richard Rich's Account on Thomas More, June 12, 1535. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 157–59. [See also Brian Byron The Fourth Count below in General Studies.]

Spelman's Report

  1. Baker, J. H., ed. The Reports of Sir John Spelman. 2 vols. London: Seldon Society, 1977–78. I:38,57–58. [John Spelman's notes in law French on More's resignation and on the trials of More, Fisher and the Carthusian Monks.]
  2. Reynolds, E. E. One of Thomas More's Judges. Moreana 54 (1977): 27–29. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana54pages27-29.pdf [On Sir John Spelman's notes in Law French to More's trial.]
  3. Appendix 1. Document 18: Spelman's Report. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 195.

Other Documents

  1. Ellis, Henry, ed. An Account of the Charges of Certain Prisoners in the Tower t. Hen. VIII. Archaeologia 18 (1817): 294–97. Available online at Google Books. [Sullivan 1:192. Includes More and Fisher, and John Houghton.]
  2. A Letter Concerning Bishop Fisher and Sir Thomas More. English Historical Review 7 (1892): 712–15. Rpt. in John Bouge: Letter to Katheryn Manne. The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Ed. Elizabeth M. Nugent. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 547–49. [Sullivan 2:6. John Bouge's Letter to Katheryn Manne.]
  3. Reynolds, E. E. The Trial of St. Thomas More. [1964] See Studies.

More's Trial: Later Accounts

  1. Salmon, Thomas, ed. A compleat collection of state-tryals, and proceedings upon impeachments for high treason, and other Crimes and Misdemeanours; from the reign of King Henry the Fourth, to the end of the reign of Queen Anne. In four volumes. With an exact alphabetical table to the whole. 4 vols. London: printed for Timothy Goodwin, against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street; John Walthoe in the Middle-Temple Cloysters; Benj. Tooke at the Middle-Temple Gate in Fleet-Street; John Darby in Bartholomew-Close; Jacob Tonson against Katherine-Street in the Strand; and John Walthoe jun. against the Royal-Exchange in Cornhill. M.DCC.XIX. [1719]. Vol. I: 43–47 Online at http://www.archive.org/details/compleatcollecti01salmuoft Rpt. 1730 (Vols. 1–6 ed. by Sollum Emlyn); 2 supplements 1735; 3rd edition 1742. Rpt. as A Complete Collection of State Trials for High Treason and Other Crimes . . . Ed. Thomas Bayley Howell, Thomas Jones Howell, William Corbett. London: T. C. Hansard, 1816. cols. 385–396. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/acompletecollec13jardgoog and Google Books Rpt. as The Trial of Sir Thomas More, Knight: Howell's State Trials, 1816 (1 How. St. Tr. 385). Catholic Lawyer 1 (1955): 49–56. [Gibson 556; ESTC T108672, etc.; cf. Sullivan 2:132.]
  2. Salmon, Thomas. Tryals for high-treason, and other crimes. With proceedings on bills of attainder, and impeachments. For three hundred years past. To which are prefix'd, a preface, giving an account of the nature and usefulness of the work. And an alphabetical table of the respective persons try'd, ... By the same hand that prepared the folio edition for the press. In six parts. . . . 9 vols. London: printed for D. Browne, G. Strahan, W. Mears, R. Gosling, and F. Clay, Vols . 1–6: 1720; Vols. 7–9: 1731. Part I: 21–24. [Gibson 558; ESTC T69541: Vols. 1-6 are an abridgement with additions of A compleat collection of state-tryals . . . (the folio edition) and contain four volumes in six parts, all dated 1720.]
  3. Salmon, Thomas. The Trial of Sir Thomas More. New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials from the reign of Richard II to 10th George II. London: 1737, 1738, 1741, 1765. 10–11. Rpt. in Catholic Lawyer 2 (1956): 68–69. [Gibson 501; ESTC T174071, etc.]
  4. Burnet, Gilbert, trans. The Trial of Sir Thomas More for High Treason. Utopia . . . To this edition is added, A short account of More's life and trial: And with a Prayer made by him while he was a Prisoner in the Tower . . . Oxford: J. Newbery, 1751. Rpt. Oxford: T. Carnan, 1753. sigs. B5–B8v. 1753 Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=E5IDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR33 [ESTC T85448 and ESTC T85447. From Salmon's New Abridgement.]

More's Imprisonment, Trial and Death: Studies

  1. Gairdner, James. Martyrs for Rome. Lollardy and the Reformation in England. 4 vols. London: MacMillan, 1908–13. Rpt. (Burt Franklin: Research and Source Work Series 84) New York: Burt Franklin, 1974. 1: 420–504, esp. 421–37. Online at https://archive.org/details/lollardyreefengland01gairuoft [Sullivan 2:6–7.]
  2. Belloc, Hilaire. The Witness to Abstract Truth. The Fame of Blessed Thomas More, Being Addresses Delivered in his Honour in Chelsea, July 1929. London: Sheed & Ward, 1929. 51–60. [Wentworth 168; Sullivan 1:70. More as a martyr for the Papacy. Discusses More's final decision to refuse the Oath of Supremacy. See also Modern Biographies.]
  3. Jarrett, Bede. A National Bulwark Against Tyranny. The Fame of Blessed Thomas More, Being Addresses Delivered in his Honour in Chelsea, July 1929. London: Sheed & Ward, 1929, 1933. 105–16. [Wentworth 47; Sullivan 2:161–62. More (and Fisher) as the main opposition to Henry VIII.]
  4. Sargent, Daniel. The Trial of Saint Thomas More. Catholic Historical Review 22 (1936): 1–11. [Geritz F281; Wentworth 189.]
  5. Sullivan, Frank. A Lesson from Thomas More. Historical Bulletin 20 (1941): 33–35. [Geritz F318.]
  6. O'Sullivan, Richard. Introduction: Changing Tides in English Law and History. The King's Good Servant: Papers read to The Thomas More Society of London. Ed. Richard O'Sullivan. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1948. 7–25. [Geritz F229; Wentworth 181. On Impact of the English Reformation (1529–35) on Common Law and the ecclesiastical courts.]
  7. O'Sullivan, Richard. Introduction: The Christian Spirit of the Common Law. Under God and The Law: Papers Read to The Thomas More Society of London. Ed. Richard O'Sullivan. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1949. vii–xxviii. [Geritz F230; Wentworth 182. On More as embodying the Christian spirit of English Common Law.]
  8. Brady, Charles A. The Trial of Thomas More. Catholic World 17 (1953): 113–25. [Sullivan 1:121.]
  9. Gelman, Richard. St. Thomas More. Catholic Lawyer 1 (1955): 44–47. [Geritz F086.]
  10. Parmiter, Geoffrey de C. The Indictment of Saint Thomas More. Downside Review 75 (1957): 149–66. [Geritz F234; Wentworth 183. See also Tudor Indictments.]
  11. Parmiter, Geoffrey de C. Saint Thomas More and the Oath. Downside Review 78 (1959/60): 1–13. [Geritz F236; Wentworth 185.]
  12. Bell, Philip Ingres. The Trial of Thomas More. Month ns 23 (1960): 325–39. Rpt. in Catholic Lawyer 6 (1960): 290–310. [Geritz F013; Wentworth 166.]
  13. Parmiter, Geoffrey de C. Tudor Indictments, Illustrated by The Indictment of St. Thomas More. Recusant History 6 (1961/62): 141–56. [Geritz F237; Wentworth 186. See also The Indictment of Thomas More.]
  14. Derrett, J. Duncan M. Thomas More and the Legislation of the Corporation of London. The Guildhall Miscellany 2:5 (1963): 175–80. Rpt. with Corrections in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 49–54, 589–91. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 2 (1964): 112; Geritz F062; Wentworth 176.]
  15. Derrett, J. Duncan M. The Trial of Sir Thomas More. English Historical Review 79 (1964): 449–77. Rpt. with Addenda in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 55–78, 591–96. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. I: 137–165. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 4 (1964): 120; Geritz F063: Wentworth 177.]
  16. Reynolds, E. E. The Trial of St. Thomas More. London: Burns & Oates; New York: Kenedy, 1964. Italian translation by Marialisa Bertagnoni. Il Processo di Tommaso Moro. Intro. Luigi Firpo. Rome: Salerno, 1985. [Geritz F266; Wentworth 188. A book length study of More's trial, includes documents. Superceded by Thomas More's Trial by Jury (2011).]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 2 (1964): 90–96.
    2. (Italian Translation) Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 93 (1987): 27.
  17. Rust, Paul R. The Indictment of Sir Thomas More. American Ecclesiastical Review 152 (June 1964): 406–13. Online at http://www.catholicculture.org/search/resultslist.cfm?requesttype=docbrowseauth&resourcetype=1&catlabel=author&catid=865 [Discusses Derrett's The Trial of Sir Thomas More.]
  18. Derrett, J. Duncan M. More's Conveyance of His Lands and the Law of Fraud. Moreana 5 (1965): 19–26. [Geritz F056; Wentworth 171.]
  19. Derrett, J. Duncan M. More's Attainder and Dame Alice's Predicament. Moreana 6 (1965): 9–26. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana6pages9-26.pdf [Geritz F055; Wentworth 171.]
  20. Byron, Brian F. The Fourth Count of the Indictment of St. Thomas More. Moreana 10 (1966): 33–46. Online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana10pages33-46.pdf [Geritz F030; Wentworth 169.]
  21. Derrett, J. Duncan M. Sir Thomas More and the Nun of Kent. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 267–84. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana15-16pages267-84.pdf [Geritz F061; Wentworth 175.]
  22. Hay, Denys, A Note on More and the General Council. [1967] See Ecclesiology.
  23. Reynolds, E. E., et al. More's Cell in the Tower. Moreana 17 (Vol. 4, 1967: Index): viii + 18 (1968): 74 + 19/20 (1968): 27–28.
  24. Parmiter, Geoffrey de C. A Note on Some Aspects of the Royal Supremacy of Henry VIII. Recusant History 10 (1969/70): 183–92. [Geritz F235; Wentworth 184.]
  25. Elton, G. R. Victims and Victors. Policy and Police: The Enforcement of the Reformation in the Age of Thomas Cromwell. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1972. 218–20, 383–425. [Geritz F072; Wentworth 179.]
  26. Derrett, J. Duncan M. Juramenta in Legem: St. Thomas More's Crisis of Conscience and the Good Roman. Downside Review 91 (1973): 111–16. [Geritz F054; Wentworth 170. Metellus' opposition to Marius as a model for More.]
  27. Flegel, Kenneth M. Thomas More: Was a Sick Man Beheaded? Moreana 49 (1976): 15–27. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana15-16pages267-84.pdf [Geritz F079; Wentworth 237. See also Hernandez Conesa 1984, Did Thomas More Have a Cervical Disc Lesion?.]
  28. Knowles, David. For What So Silently Died More? A Study of the Last Months and Motives of Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor and Martyr. The Ampleforth Journal 83:1 (1978): 31–36. [Geritz F135; Wentworth 180.]
  29. Devereux, E. J. More, Fisher and the Attainder Bill. Moreana 62 (1979): 43–50. [Geritz F064; Wentworth 178.]
  30. Marc'hadour, Germain. Funiculus Triplex: Margaret Roper and Thomas More. [1983] See Margaret Roper.
  31. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. The Process Against Sir Thomas More. Law Quarterly Review 99 (1983): 113–36. [Geritz F306; Wentworth 190. A detailed account of all the surviving sources for More's Trial.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 83/84 (1984): 205–206.
  32. Hernandez Conesa, Salvador. Did Thomas More Have a Cervical Disc Lesion? Moreana 83/84 (1984): 27–31. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana83-84pages27-31.pdf [Sum.: p. 117; Geritz F114. On More's health problems in prison. See also Flegel 1976, Thomas More: Was a Sick Man Beheaded?]
  33. Derrett, J. Duncan M. More's Silence and his Trial. Moreana 87/88 (1985): 25–27. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana87-88pages25-27.pdf [Geritz F057. For More's silence as a point of law in his defence, see also CWE13:#1868/10, n2 on p.294.]
  34. Marc'hadour, Germain. On Death and Martyrdom: St. Thomas More. The Portrayal of Life Stages in English Literature, 1500–1800: Infancy, Youth, Marriage, Aging, Death, Martyrdom. Essays in Honor of Warren Wooden. Ed. J. Watson and P. McM. Pittman. Studies in British History 10. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellon P, 1989. 203–24. [Sum.: A. Geritz, Moreana 109 (1992): 88.]
  35. Nolan, Fergal. Henry's Case Against More. Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1989. 153–57. [Geritz F219.]
  36. Byron, Brian F. [Letter.] Moreana 113 (1992): 90. [Argues that More said "and" not "but" on the scaffold. See also Byron's comments in nos. 15/16 (1967): 248, and G.M. in 111/12 (1992): 33.]
  37. Kästner, Hannes. Glaubwirdiger bericht von dem Todt des Edlen Hochgelerten Herrn Thome Mori, 1535: Kompilation, Interpretation und Sprachwechsel im gedruckten Nachrichten-Brief des 16. Jahrhunderts. Ed. Wilhelm Kühlmann and Wolfgang Neuber. Intertextualität in der Frühen Neuzeit: Studien zu ihren theoretischen und praktuschen Perspektiven. Frühneuzeit-Studien, 2. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1994. 141–69. [Cit.: Schmidt 2008: 89.]
  38. Lines, Candace. Secret Violence: Becket, More and the Scripting of Martyrdom. Religion and Literature 32:2 (2000): 11–28.
  39. Quarta, Cosimo. More and Socrates. Trans. George Metcalf. Moreana 156 (2003): 85–102. [Sum.: pp.85–86.]
  40. Moore, Oliver. Sir Thomas More's Final Years: Silence, Silencing, and Constitutional Change. Law and Humanities 2:1 (2008): 75–98. [Sum.: Online.]
  41. Rockett, William. The Case against Thomas More. Sixteenth Century Journal 39:4 (2008): 1065–93. [Sum.: p.1065. See also Rockett's Wolsey, More and the Unity of Christendom.]
  42. Panza, Barbara J. His Word Was His Bond: The Role of the Oath in Thomas More's Trial. Moreana 46:176 (2009): 97–130. [Sum.: pp.97–98.]
  43. Helmholz, R.H. Natural Law and the Trial of Thomas More. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 53–70.
  44. Karlin, Louis W.,and David R. Oakley. A Guide to Thomas More's Trial for Modern Lawyers. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 71–93.
  45. Kelly, Henry Ansgar, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer, eds. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. [Chapters also listed separately.]
  46. Kelly, Henry Ansgar. A Procedural Review of Thomas More's Trial. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 1–52.
  47. Marshall, Peter The Last Years. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More. Ed. George Logan. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 116–138. (DOI)
  48. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. Thomas More's Three Prison Letters Reporting on His Interrogations. [2011] See Prison Letters
  49. Talciani, Hernán Corral. Qui tacet consentire videtur: La importancia di una antigua regla canónica en el juicio contra Tomás Moro. Ius Canonicum 51, no.101 (2011): 137–60.
  50. Tugendhat, Michael, Edith Jones, Sidney Fitzwater, and Jennie Latta. Judicial Commentary on Thomas More's Trial. Thomas More's Trial by Jury: A Procedural and Legal Review with a Collection of Documents. Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell P, 2011. 111–35.
  51. Talciani, Hernán Corral. El Proceso contra Tomás Moro. Revista de Estudios Histórico-Jurídicos XXXII (Valparaíso, Chile, 2010): 221–280. Online at http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-54552010000100009 [Check bibliography.]
  52. Talciani, Hernán Corral. El Proceso contra Tomás Moro. Universidad de la Sabana, Colección Estudios Facultad de Filosofía y Ciencias Humanas, 2014. 107p. Free ebook available online at https://publicaciones.unisabana.edu.co/categoria/publicaciones/filosofia-y-ciencias-humanas/ Rpt. Madrid: Rialp, 2015. 144p.
    Review(s):
    1. Eduardo A. Sambrizzi, Moreana 52:199–200 (June 2015): 287–91.
  53. Wegemer, Gerard. The secret of his heart: What Was Thomas More's? [2015] Prison Letters.

See also Biographers: William Roper (1496–1578), and More's Head, Burial and Relics.

The Immediate Aftermath of More's Death

  1. Matthew, Simon. A sermon mande in the cathedrall churche of Saynt Paule at London, the XXVII. day of June, Anno. 1535. by Symon Matthewe. Printed at London: In Fletestrete in the house of Thomas Berthelet, nere to the Cundite, at the signe of Lucrece, the yere of our lorde. MD. XXXV. the. xxx. day of July. Cum privilegio.] [1535] [TC 17656; ESTC S102306; Boswell #429; Gibson #407; Sullivan Sup.74–75. See Zeeveld Apology, in Studies.]
  2. Cochlaeus, John. Defensio Clarissimorum virorum Ioannis Fischeri Episcopi Roffensis et Thomae Mori Baronis et Cancellarii Angliae / Adversus Richardum Sampsonem Anglium. per Ioannem Cochlaeum. Antiqua et insignis epistola Nicolai Pape .i. ad Michaelem Imperatorem Augustum ante annos DC data . . . Lipsiae: Ex officina Melchioris Lottheri, 1536. X4–cc1. [For full details see Letters to and from John Cochlaeus.]
  3. Morison, Richard. Apomaxis calvmniarvm, convitorumque, quibus Ioannis Cocleus, homo theologus exiguus artium professor, scurra procax, Henrici octaui, serenissimi regis Angliae famam impetere, nomen obscurare, rerum gestarum gloriam faedare, nuper edita, non tam ad regem qui in regis inuidiam, epistola studuit. Authore Ricardo Morysino Anglo. Londini : In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti regii impressoris, An. M.D. XXXVII. [1537] [Gibson 432; Boswell 468; STC 18109; ESTC S104284. The Dedication to Thomas Cromwell dated .1538. 12. calendas Julii (20th June?), but the year must be a mistake. Response to Cochlaeus' Defensio (USTC 611907; Gibson 139) above.]
  4. Cochlaeus, John. Scopa Ioannis Cochlaei Germani, in Araneas Ricardi Morysini Angli. Lipsiae Nicolaus Vuolrab [Nicholas Wolrab] excudebat. M. D. XXXVIII. [1538] Online at http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/de/fs1/object/display/bsb10987143_00004.html [USTC 692598; L'Univers 526; Sullivan I:207; Gibson 238. Replying to Moryson's Apomaxis. Several pages devoted to the trial and martyrdom of More. Includes verses in honour of More and Fisher.]
  5. Surius, Laurentius [Lorenz Sauer]. Commentarius brevis rerum in orbe gestarum, ab anno salutis 1500 usque in annum 1567. Ex optimis quibusque scriptoribus congestus, et nuno recens multis locis non parum auctus et locupletatus per F. Laurentium Surium Carthusianum. Cum indice copiosissimo. Coloniae, Apud Geruuinum Calenium & haeredes Ioannis Quentel, Anno M. D. LXVII. 161–64, 278, 334–345. For Digital Copies [1568], see USTC. [Gibson 541; USTC 623411. Many later editions; continued by others. Check USTC for other 16th Century editions. On More's and Fisher's Polemical writings and on the deaths of More, Fisher, and the English Carthusians.] [1556: 294–304 see USTC.]
Studies
  1. Zeeveld, W. Gordon. Apology for an Execution. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 353–71. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 198–211, 615–16. [Geritz F352; Wentworth 195. Discusses various contemporary defences of the executions of More and Fisher by Simon Matthew, Stephen Gardiner and Richard Morison.]

Thomas More as Catholic Martyr: Posthumous Reputation among Catholics

  1. White, Helen C. The Catholic Martyrs under Henry. Tudor Books of Saints and Martyrs. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1963. 96–131, 332–335. [Deals with early Lives of More, Fisher and the Carthusians.] [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 2 (1964): 113–114; Geritz H022; Wentworth 130.]
  2. Byman, Seymour. Tudor Death Stands. Moreana 35 (1972): 39–44. [Compares More's death with the Marian Martyrs.]
  3. Gregory, Brad. Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999. 268–72.
  4. Dillon, Anne The Construction of Martyrdom in the English Catholic Community, 1535–1603. St. Andrews studies in Reformation history Aldershot,UK: Ashgate, 2002. 38–47, 197, 215. [Begins with a consideration of More.]
  5. Schmidt, Gabriela. Representing martyrdom in Post-Reformation England. Representing religious pluralization in early modern Europe. Ed. Andreas Höfele, Stephan Laqué, Enno Ruge, Gabriela Schmidt. Münster; Lit Verlag, 2008. 63–90.