St. Thomas More Handmade Statue: Patron of Lawyers

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St. Thomas More Handmade Statue: Patron of Lawyers

28.00

I carve the original in clay and cast the statues by hand in our workshop in Natchez, Mississippi. Statues come boxed, can go outside, come with a history card, and can stand or hang. The card states the following:

St. Thomas More (1477/78-1535) was lord chancellor of England under Henry VIII, an author, and a martyr. According to all sources, More was a brilliant and efficient lawyer and judge and a wonderful friend, husband, and father. In 1534 Henry VIII demanded all citizens take an oath disavowing Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and repudiating the power of “any foreign authority, prince or potentate” (i.e., the pope). More, a Catholic, refused and was quickly taken to the Tower of London. In 1535, More was falsely charged with treason. He was beheaded on July 6, 1535. The story of his last days is one of the most tender and heart-rending accounts of injustice in all of literature, especially since More was so determinedly cheerful and forgiving. More became the patron of lawyers because he held to the importance of precedent and law over the will of the powerful.

Dimensions: 4.25 x 2.5 x .75 inches

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