Preface* Bolt explains what led to Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine and marriage to Anne. He wanted a male heir. * After the Pope denied the right of divorce, Henry changed the law to allow him to appoint Bishops. * Cranmer was appointed, and he granted the divorce of Henry from Catherine and married Henry to Anne. * The Church of England was created, and Spain and England were no longer allies. * Bolt talks about Thomas More and his ability to stay staunch and faithful in his beliefs. * More trusted the laws and the decency in society to protect him when he went against the King's wishes. * Mores says that the Common Man is meant to illustrate certain traits that are common in all of us.
Act 1, Scene 1* The Common Man comes on the scene and takes a role as a steward. More comes in and asks for wine. * Richard Rich...
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