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Who is responsible for More's death in A Man for All Seasons? Explain with more in-depth detail.

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I assume that you are referring to the death of Sir Thomas More as depicted in the play, A Man for all Seasons, by Robert Bolt, which has also been made into a movie. Although this play is based on the real life of Thomas More, Chancellor of England, the playright has used "poetic license" to infuse his own political thoughts into the action, so not everything that occurs in the play is necessarily historically accurate. That, said, back to your question.

In the play, Sir Thomas More, an important government official and back in those days, affiliated with the Church of England, refused to sanction King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon so that he could marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. More believed that this would be a sin...

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