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Map of Utopia from the 1516 edition.

The Works of Sir Thomas More

English Poems
A Rueful Lamentation, 1503
The Words of Fortune to the People, c.1504
Pageant of Life, or "Pageant Verses", 1496-1504?
A Merry Jest, 1516
To them who trust in Fortune
To them who seek Fortune
Two Short Ballads, or "Fortune Verses", c.1535
12 Properties of a Lover, c.1510 [.pdf] - TMS Library
12 Rules of Spiritual Battle, c.1510 [.pdf] - TMS Library
12 Weapons of Spiritual Battle, c.1510 [.pdf] - TMS Library

The Life of Pico della Mirandola (trans., 1510)
Complete - Google Books
Complete [.pdf] - ExClassics

The History of King Richard the Third (c.1513-1518)
Complete Facsimile - UPenn
Complete - Renascence Editions
      Excerpt: The Council in the Tower
      Excerpt: A King's Mistress

Utopia (1516)
Complete - Oxford Text Archive
Complete Facsimile of the 1518 Basel Latin text of Utopia - U. Bielefeld

Illustrated Excerpts from Utopia
      Excerpt [Description of the Island of Utopia]
      Excerpt [Utopian Agriculture]
      Excerpt [Utopian Trades]
      Excerpt [Games of the Utopians]
      Excerpt [Utopians Dining]
      Excerpt [Riches, Jewels, and Gold]
      Excerpt [Utopians' Love of Learning]
      Excerpt [Euthanasia and Suicide]
      Excerpt [Marriage and Divorce]
      Excerpt [Laws and Government]
      Excerpt [Death, Funerals, Afterlife]
      Excerpt [on Enclosures]
      Excerpt [Doctrine of the Utopians]
      Excerpt [Temples and Religious Services in Utopia]
      Excerpt [Of lawes not made according to equitie] - Outlaws and Highwaymen

The Four Last Things (c. 1522)
Part 1--The Remembrance of Death - TMS Library
Part 2--Of Pride and Envy - TMS Library
Part 3--Of Covetousness, Gluttony, and Sloth - TMS Library

A Dialogue Concerning Heresies (1528-9)
(aka A Dialogue Concerning Tyndale)
Complete - TMS Library
Excerpts - Google Books

Supplication of Souls (1529)
Complete - EEBO
Complete - Hathi Trust
Excerpt: Plunder of the Church by Heretics

The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer (1532)
Books 1-4 - TMS Library
Books 5-9 - TMS Library
Excerpts from 'The Confutacion of Tyndales aunswere', 1532 - Google Books

Apology (1533)
Complete [.pdf] - TMS Library
Excerpt: On those who say he had people tortured

Debellation of Salem and Bizance (1533)
Complete [.pdf] - TMS Library

Treatise on Blessed Sacrament against the Masker (1533)
Excerpt [End of the Fifth Book]

A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1534)
Complete - TMS Library
Complete - Project Gutenberg
Complete 1848 Edition - Google Books
      Excerpt: How far is recreation lawful?

A Treatise upon the Passion of Christ (1535)
(aka 'History of the Passion')
Complete [.pdf] - TMS Library

The Sadness of Christ (1535)
Part I - TMS Library
Part II - TMS Library
Part III - TMS Library
Part IV - TMS Library
Part V - TMS Library

Excerpt from a letter to Bishop John Fisher, 1519-20
Thomas More to his Children, 1521
Thomas More to his Children, 1522
Thomas More to Cardinal Wolsey, 1523?
Thomas More to his Daughter, Margaret, 1520s
Thomas More to his Wife, Alice, 1529
Excerpt from a letter to Erasmus, 1532
Thomas More to King Henry VIII, 1534
Letter to his Daughter Margaret, 1534
Letter to his Daughter Margaret from the Tower, 1535
Thomas More's last letter

Latin Epigrams, Epigrammata (1518)
Complete - Google Books
Selected Epigrams - White Trash Scriptorium

Instructions and Prayers
A Godly Instruction, c.1534
A Godly Meditation, 1534
A Devout Prayer (before dying), 1535
Prayers from the Treatise on the Passion, c.1534 - TMS Library

Sir Thomas More's Epitaph, Written by Himself
Sir Thomas More's Speech at his Trial

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Thomas Hariot
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Persons of Interest
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Thomas Cromwell
John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester
Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio
Cardinal Reginald Pole
Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester
William Tyndale
Pico della Mirandola
Desiderius Erasmus
Christopher Saint-German
Thomas Linacre
William Grocyn
Hugh Latimer
Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent
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Historical Events
Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520
Pilgrimage of Grace, 1536
The Babington Plot, 1586
The Spanish Armada, 1588

Oath of Supremacy
The Act of Supremacy, 1534
The First Act of Succession, 1534
The Third Act of Succession, 1544
The Ten Articles, 1536
The Six Articles, 1539
The Second Statute of Repeal, 1555

Images of London:
London in the time of Henry VII. MS. Roy. 16 F. ii.
London, 1510, earliest view in print
Map of England from Saxton's Descriptio Angliae, 1579
Location Map of Elizabethan London
Plan of the Bankside, Southwark, in Shakespeare's time
Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
Bull and Bear Baiting Rings from the Agas Map (1569-1590, pub. 1631)
Sketch of the Swan Theatre, c. 1596
Westminster in the Seventeenth Century, by Hollar
Visscher's Panoramic View of London, 1616. COLOR

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