Why, in Robert Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons, does Sir Thomas More refuse to agree to the oath imposed by Henry VIII?

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Very late in the second act of Robert Bolt’s play A Man for All Seasons, Sir Thomas More suggests the reasons that he has refused to take the oath that has been demanded of him:

Now that the Court has determined to condemn me, God knoweth how, I will discharge my mind . . . concerning my indictment and the King's title. The indictment is grounded in an Act of Parliament which is directly repugnant to the Law of God. The King in Parliament cannot bestow the Supremacy of the Church because it is a...

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