The Two Wives of Sir Thomas More

The Freelance History Writer has written an article for the English Historical Fiction Authors blog. The topic is Tudor history of course and concerns the two wives of Sir Thomas More and his family life. Stop by and have a read.

More family portrait after a sketch by Hans Holbein

Aside from many other good qualities, Sir Thomas More, who served as Chancellor of England under King Henry VIII, was known as a dedicated family man. The illustrious Tudor court painter Hans Holbein the Younger painted a famous portrait of the More family. Sadly the original painting is lost but Holbein gave the original, preparatory sketch to Sir Thomas as a gift and it still exists. Thomas had two wives during his married life. Let’s take a look at these two remarkable women.

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