Cinema: To Serve God Wittily

A Man for All Seasons. "Sir Thomas More is a man of angel's wit and singular learning, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes, and sometimes of as sad gravity: a man for all seasons."

The opinion of the 16th century, as expressed by Robert Whytynton, has become the judgment of history: both in public achievement and private character, Sir Thomas was the greatest Englishman of his age. As a humanist and classical scholar, he ranked with Pico and Erasmus. As an author (Utopia), he became the first great social philosopher of the modern era. As a jurist, he was the brightest...

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