The end of the Middle Ages is marked by the ascendance of human reason. The early modern philosophy that emerged became transfixed with crafting a design for the ideal state. Thomas More’s Utopia was one of the first works in a wave of treatises on the perfect society, and the title of … more
Sir Thomas More, also known by Catholics as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII of England and, for three years toward the end of his life, Lord Chancellor. He is recognised as a saint within the Catholic Church and is commemorated by the Church of England as a ‘Reformation martyr’.