The vintage dramatization of Sir Thomas Extra’s ancient warfare with Henry VIII—a compelling portrait of a brave Guy who died for his convictions.
Sir Thomas Extra—the intense nobleman, attorney, humanist, writer of such works as Utopia—was a protracted-time family member and favourite of Henry VIII, ascending to the location of Lord Chancellor in 1529. But he was once additionally a staunch Catholic, and while Henry broke with the Church in 1531 after the Pope had refused to furnish him a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, Extra resigned the Chancellorship. In 1534, Parliament handed a invoice requiring all topics to take an oath acknowledging the supremacy of England’s king over all overseas sovereigns—together with the Pope. Extra refused, was once imprisoned, and in any case was once carried out in 1535.
An enduring up to date vintage, A Guy for All Seasons “demanding situations the thoughts, and, in spite of everything, touches the center” (New York Times).