Saint Sir Thomas More, English politician, scholar and martyr, (c1850). More (1478-1535) was Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor from 1529-1532. He refused to subscribe to the Act of Supremacy which made Henry the head of the English Church. In 1534 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, and beheaded on a charge of treason the following year. Taken from the book Old England's Worthies, London, c1850.