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A Man for All Seasons - Act 2, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 5 features only the Common Man. He announces in the past two years, the Church of England was established by Parliament rather than by a war. He then said those who opposed it had put themselves in that situation because they were old-fashioned. The next scene shows More and Roper, now his son-in-law, arguing about More’s loyalty to the Church. Chapuys enters and speaks with More privately. He says many people are willing to die to defend Catholicism. He then asks whether or not it is true More will resign if the bishops make Henry the head of the Church of England.

Norfolk arrives and Chapuys leaves. Norfolk exclaims the bishops have cast aside the papacy and pronounced Henry as the supreme head of the Church of England. More gets up to take off his chain of office; no one but Margaret will help him. Norfolk...

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