A Man for All Seasons, a play written by Robert Bolt, retells the historical events surrounding Sir Thomas More, the Chancellor of England who remained silent regarding Henry VIII's divorce. Because More would not take an oath which endorsed the king's separation from the church in Rome, the Chancellor was imprisoned, tried, and eventually executed. Throughout the drama, More is forthright, witty, contemplative, and honest. Some might argue that he is too honest. He follows his conscience all the way to the chopping block.
A Man for All Seasons asks us, "How far would we go to remain honest?" In the case of Sir Thomas More, we behold a man who speaks with utmost sincerity, a virtue that will cost him his life Learn more about the plot and characters of Robert Bolt's play.