When was A Man for All Seasons written, and who was the secretary to the King?

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sullymonster eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A man named William Knight was the real life secretary to King Henry VIII.  However, in the play this character does not exist.  Instead, Bolt uses Thomas Cromwell as a man who has the "ear of the King".

bmadnick eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The radio play was written in 1954, and the stage version was written in 1960. He also produced a successful film version of the play in 1966. Both the film and the play received numerous awards.