Thomas Moore was born in London in 1478, he studied at Oxford and he became a lawyer. He met Erasmus, who introduced him to Humanism. He was a scholar, witty and catholic man. After the schism he refused to acknowledge Henry VIII as Supreme Head of the Church of England. So he was imprisoned into the tower of London and beheaded. He wrote many pamphlets and letters, but he is remembered as the author of Utopia, which was published in Latin and then translated into English.