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A Man for All Seasons Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 7 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 7 Summary

The common man returns as the jailer in this scene. An envelope descends from the sky and he reads the contents. Thomas Cromwell is found guilty of High Treason on 28 July 1540 and is executed. Norfolk was to be executed on 27 January 1547, but Henry dies of syphilis the day before the scheduled execution. The Archbishop of Canterbury was executed on 21 March 1556. Richard Rich eventually becomes Lord Chancellor and dies in his bed and the common man hopes the audience will as well.

The jailer wakes Sir Thomas More at one o'clock in the morning. Cromwell, Norfolk, Cranmer and Rich have arrived and wish to see the prisoner. Norfolk reads the case against him and asks if he has anything to say. He does not. He is again shown the Act of Succession and asked to sign, but he refuses. Norfolk asks if More recognizes the offspring...

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