Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist married Jane Colt in 1505. Erasmus reported that More wanted to give his young wife a better education than she had previously received at home, and tutored her in music and literature. The couple had four children before Jane died in 1511. He was councillor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. More opposed the king's separation from the Catholic Church, refusing to acknowledge Henry as Supreme Head of the Church of England and the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. After refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, he was convicted of treason and beheaded.