Writing Faith and Telling Tales: Literature, Politics, and Religion in the Work of Thomas Moore
by Thomas Betteridge
(University of Notre Dame Press, 2013, 272 pages)
Thomas Moore is best known as an intellectual and political figure that ran afoul of King Henry VIII. Beyond his conflict with and execution by Henry, Moore is an important figure bridging the gap between medieval and modern Europe. Betteridge offers a close reading of Moore’s most important political and religious writings, as well as many late medieval texts that help to contextualize Moore’s work. This is a very helpful book for those interested in the intellectual climate of Tudor England.