Sir Thomas More’s – son of Sir John More, a justice of the King’s Bench, born in 1478, in the city of London – 1516 published book, Utopia, brought a picture of a perfect society or a literary account of one to the conscious of the common man. Within the fictional story is narrated an account of a newly discovered island somewhere in the New World.

The crux of the story no doubt is developed over the many talks which Thomas More had with Cardinal John Morton over the years. Because, after his earlier education at St. Anthony’s School, Thomas More was placed, as a boy, in the household of Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor. It was not unusual for persons of wealth or influence and son of good families to be so established together in a relation of patron and client.

Thomas More’s Utopia is divided into two books, written separately but published together. The Book I opens with a brief account of....

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