This lesson is about England Story, but has been classified into the English Language Course because its connection with the Shakespearean Plays.
In The Famous History of the Life of Henry the Eight, (Henry VIII) in Act III, Scene II, is listed:
CROMWELL The next is, that Sir Thomas More is chosen
Lord chancellor in your place.
[Extracted from EIS The Plays of William Shakespeare, The Famous History of the Life of Henry the Eighth.]
In fact, in 1535 Thomas More succeed Cardinal Wosley at the Court of King Henry VIII. However Lord Chancellor, Thomas More is considered a Martyr because he was imprisoned and executed by beheading in 1535 after he had fallen out of favour with the king over his refusal to sign the Act of Supremacy 1534, which declared the King the Supreme Head of the Church of England, effecting a final split with the Catholic Church in Rome.
In fact King Henry VIII who was the father of Elizabeth I, the so-called the Queen Virgin, and mother of Francis Bacon the very real author of the Shakespearean plays, was in great confidence with Cardinal Wosley, as was exposed in the Shakespeare's Play.
Thomas More wrote the classical "Utopia" available for reading at: 041-LA01-English and Shakespearean Plays
Where is Thomas More today? ... This is a good question.
Thomas More was canonized in 1935. Many remember him as the great heroic figure portrayed in A Man for All Seasons—the same Arthur come again, the same soul. Thomas More gave a prayer that to me is most precious in that it shows his devotion to God:
Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with Thee: not for the avoiding of the calamities of this wicked world, nor so much for the avoiding of the pains of Purgatory, nor the pains of Hell neither, nor so much for the attaining of the joys of Heaven in respect of mine own commodity, as even for a very love of Thee.
Thomas More is today Ascended Master El Morya. (Source: http://www.summitlighthouse.org/reading-room/inner-perspectives/22-El-Morya-Master-Of-Gods-Will.html) and he was also King Artur as well Thomas Bechet at the times of Henry II.
He was also Melchior, but also Saint Peter, who hold the keys of Heaven.
It is a joy to draw a path for you, across history so you can see (if you can) a path and how a same soul can go and back to help and sustain the same people in different times.
However, the most important component here is that Master El Morya, is who hold the First Seal, exposed in the Book of Revelation, number 6:
1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Thanks,Giovanni A. Orlando