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How Did More Influence King Henry Viii

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More’s relationship with the great King Henry VIII began when Henry was just 8-9 years of age, under the service of Henry VII. Tudor historian Neville Williams suggests that More introduced Erasmus, a fellow Renaissance humanist, to the young Prince Henry in 1499. More clearly had an influence over the young Prince from an early age, considering he was a young man himself. It is notable that More and Henry became closer as Henry took the throne in 1509, David Starkey states More thought of Henry during his coronation as “a new messiah and his reign a second coming.” Starkey also goes onto suggest that More was no fool, and was intelligent enough to see Henry’s glowing qualities as a young man. More and Henry would continue to almost grow
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