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More's Family, Friends and Descendents: 16th Century

Antheunis, l., "Note sur John Harris, secrétaire privé du chancelier Thomas Morus (1510(?)--1579)." RHE 33 (1937): 534--50.

Aveling, j. c. h., "The More Family and Yorkshire." Essential Articles. 26--48, 586--89.

Aveling, j. c. h., "Yorkshire Notes: St. Thomas More's Family Circle and Yorkshire." Recusant History 6 (1961/62): 238--44. [On Thomas Paynell, the Creswell family, and Edward More, third son of John More and Ann Cresacre.]

Carpinelli, f., "Thomas More and the Daunce Family." Quincentennial Essays. 1--10.

Ford, c. d., "Good Master Bonvisi." ClergyR ns 27 (1947): 228--35.

Hall, n., "Henry Patenson---Sir Thomas More's Fool." Moreana 101/102 (1990): 75--86.

Hitchcock, e. v., "Note on Mr. Thomas Moare, Owner of the Emmanuel Harpsfield." in The life and death of Sr Thomas Moore, Knight, sometymes Lord high Chancellor of England. by Nicholas Harpsfield. Ed. E. V. Hitchcock. Early English Texts Society 186. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford UP, 1932. 294--96.

Hogrefe, p., "Sir Thomas More's Connection with the Roper Family." PMLA 47 (1932): 523--33. [Mainly on John Roper, Sir John More, and Thomas More.].

Merriam, t., "John Clement: His Identity, and his Marshfoot House in Essex." Moreana 97 (1988): 145--52.

Murray, f. g., "The Contribution of the More Family to the Counter-Reformation." Venerabile 25 (1969--71): 113--23. [Summ.: G. Marc'hadour, Moreana 27/28 (1970): 91.]

Norrington, r., The Household of Sir Thomas More. A Portrait by Hans Holbein, described by Ruth Norrington. Waddesdon, Bucks.: The Kylin Press, 1984. [Rev.: R. Sander-Regier, Moreana 94 (1987): 47--48. Contains brief descriptions of each of the figures in the portrait.]

Pollard, a. f., and A. W. Reed. "Sir Thomas More's Family." TLS 27 Mar. 1930: 274, 298. [Two letters 'To the Editor' on the marriage of two of More's daughters (Elizabeth and Cecily).]

Reed, a. w., "John Clement and his Books." The Library 4th ser., 6 (1926): 329--39.

Reynolds, e. e., "A Note on John Donne." Moreana 37 (1973): 41--43. [On a lost portrait of More and on Donne's recusant background.].

Schoeck, r. j., "Antony Bonvisi, the Heywoods and the Ropers." N&Q 197 (1952): 178--79. [On Antonio Bonvisi's relationship with William Rastell, William Roper, and Richard Heywood (John Heywood's brother.)]Schoeck, r. j., "Two Notes on Margaret Gigs Clement, Foster-Daughter of Sir Thomas More." N&Q 194 (1949): 532--33.Schoeck, r. j., "William Rastell and the Protonotaries: A Link in the Story of the Rastells, Ropers and Heywoods." N&Q 197 (1952): 398--99.

Sisson, c., "Sir Thomas More and North Mimms." RES 5 (1929): 54--55.

Tucker, m. j., "The More-Norfolk Connection." Moreana 33 (1972): 5--13. [Criticises Bolt's portrayal of Norfolk as historically inaccurate.]

Wenkebach, e. john clement: ein Englischer Humanist und Arzt des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts. Leipzig: 1925.Whitlock, b. d., "The Family of John Donne, 1588--91." N&Q ns 7 (1960): 380--86. [Summ.: J. S. Phillipson, AES 3 (1960): 2682.]

Whitlock, b. d., "The Heredity and Childhood of John Donne." N&Q ns 6 (1959): 257--62, 348--53. [Summ.: J. S. Phillipson, AES 2 (1959): 1878 + 3 (1960): 386. On Donne's relationships with the More, Rastell and Heywood families.]

Zapatka, f. e., "Thomas More and Thomas Darcy." Moreana 71/72 (1981): 15--27.

More's Family and Descendents: 17th and 18th Centuries

Brooks, f. st. j., "The Trinders of Holwell, Oxon.: A Link with Peter Heylyn and Sir Thomas More." N&Q 152 (1927): 128--31, 191.

Garavaglia, g. p., "Cresacre and Thomas More During the English Revolution, 1640--1660."Moreana 42 (1974): 39--42. [On the sequestration (and eventual discharge) of the property of Cresacre More, and his son Thomas More.].

Loomie, a., "A Grandniece of Thomas More: Catharine Bentley, ca 1565--ca 1625."Moreana 29 (1971): 13--15. [On grants of money by the Spanish Court to Catherine Bentley, her husband and son.]

Mccann, t. j., "Catharine Bentley, Great Grand-daughter of St. Thomas More, and Her Catholic Connections in Sussex." Moreana 43/44 (1974): 41--45. [Identifies Catherine Bentley as daughter of Thomas Roper, son of William and Margaret Roper, and niece of Viscount Montague.]

Shanahan, d., "The Death of Thomas More, Secular Priest Great-Grandson of St. Thomas More." Recusant History 7
 (1963): 23--32.

London, Bucklersberry, Chelsea and More's Manors  

ALLEN, P. S., "More and Netherhall." TLS 26 Dec. 1918: 654 + 3 Jan. 1919: 10. [On More's first marriage to Jane (Joanna) Colt and on Netherhall, the house of his father-in-law, John Colt, in Essex.]

BOSWELL, J. C., "Poor Lady More." Renaissance Papers, 1991. 31--41.

CONDREN, C., "Dame Alice More and Xanthippe: Sisters to Mistress Quickly?" Moreana 64 (1980): 59--64.

DERRETT, J. D. M., "More's Attainder and Dame Alice's Predicament." Moreana 6 (1965): 9--26.

GERITZ, A. J., "More's Remarriage: Or, Dame Alice Vindicated." Indiana Social Studies Quarterly 37:2 (1984): 47--56.

MARC'HADOUR, G., "Supplique de Dame Alice More au Chancelier Audley (1538?)." Moreana 4 (1964): 69--75.

MARC'HADOUR, G., "More's First Wife....Jane? or Joan?" Moreana 109 (1992): 3--22. [Summ.: p. 22. The name of More's first wife called Ioanna in More's Latin Epitaph, was translated as Joan, but later as Jane from the 17th Century onwards. Includes mention of Jane Shore (pp. 9--10).].

MAYNARD, T., "Poor Lady More." America 50 (1934): 397--98.

NORRINGTON, R., In the Shadow of a Saint: Lady Alice More. Waddesdon, Bucks.: The Kylin Press, 1983.

PRESCOTT, A. L., "Crime and Carnival at Chelsea: Widow Edith and Thomas More's Household." Miscellanea Moreana. 247--64. [Summ.: Moreana 98/99 (1988): 159, 254. On a work by Walter Smith about More's household.

TELLE, E., "La digamie de Thomas More, Érasme et Catarino Politi." BHR 52 (1990): 323--32. [Summ.: G. Marc'hadour, Moreana 113 (1993): 66. On More's second marriage and the differing attitudes on Erasmus and Catharinus.]

WARNICKE, R., "The Harpy in More's Household: Was it Lady Alice?" Moreana 87/88 (1985): 5--13.

WARNICKE, R., "The Making of a Shrew: The Legendary History of Alice More." Rendezvous 15 (1980): 25--37.

WARNICKE, R., "The Restive Wife in Erasmus' Colloquy: Mistress More or Lady Mountjoy?" Moreana 79/80 (1983): 5--14.

Mary Bassett

BASSETT, MARY, trans. The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius. B.L. Harleian MS. 1860. [Unpublished manuscript of English translation of the first five books of Eusebius.]

BASSET, MARY, trans. St. Thomas More's History of the Passion. See De Tristitia.

BASSET, MARY, trans. "Mary Basset's Translation of the De tristitia." See De Tristitia.

More's Ancestry

Cole, a. c., "Sir Thomas More's quartering ... and a new 'old grant.'" The Coat of Arms ns 1 (1975) 126--31.

Hastings, m., "Sir Thomas More's Ancestry." TLS 12 Sep. 1952: 604.

Hastings, m., "The Ancestry of Sir Thomas More." The Guildhall Miscellany 2:1 (1961). Rpt. in Essential Articles. 92--103, 599--601.

Mcconica, j., "The Patrimony of Thomas More." History and Imagination: Essays in Honour of H. R. Trevor-Roper. Ed. H. Lloyd-Jones, V. Pearl and B. Worden. London: Duckworth, 1981. 56--71. [Summ.: A. J. Geritz, ELR 22 (1992): 113. On More's ancestry, associations with the London Charterhouse, and his public career.]

Ramsey, g. d., "A Saint in the City: Thomas More at Mercer's Hall, London." EHR 97 (1982): 269--88. [Rev.: D. Bradshaw, Moreana 79/80 (1980): 103--04. On More's connections with the Mercers Guild; also deals with More's ancestry.]

John More

BLACKBURN, E. B., ed. "John More's 'A sermon of the ... Aulter.'" Moreana 2 (1964): 5--36.

BLACKBURN, E. B., ed. "The Legacy of 'Prester John' by Damião à Goes and John More." Moreana 14 (1967): 37--98.

HOGREFE, P., "John More's Translations." PBSA 49 (1955): 188--89.


KRAYE,J., "Erasmus and the Canonization of Aristotle: The Letter to John More." England and the Continental Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J. B. Trapp. Ed. E. Chaney and P. Mack. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell P, 1990. 37--49. [Summ.: G. Marc'hadour, Moreana 117 (1994): 115. With an Appendix: "Erasmus's Aldine Aristotle," by M. C. Davies. 50--52.]

Margaret Roper


DEMOLEN, R., ed. "A Devout Treatise Upon the Pater Noster ... by Desiderius Erasmus. Translated by Margaret More Roper." Erasmus of Rotterdam A Quincentennial Symposium. Ed. R. DeMolen. New York: Twayne, 1971. 93--124, 139--40.

MARC'HADOUR, G., ed. "Erasmus' Paraphrase of the Pater Noster (1523) with its English Translation by Margaret Roper (1524)." Moreana7 (1964): 9--63.

ROBINEAU, M.-C., ed. "A Devout Treatise Upon the Pater Noster by Desiderius Erasmus. Translated by Margaret More Roper." Moreana(1966) 9: 65--92 + 10: 91--110 + 11: 109--118. [Modernized English text of Margaret Roper's translation, together with a French translation (of the English) on facing pages.]

ROBINEAU, M.-C., et al., eds. "Correspondance entre Érasme et Margaret Roper." Moreana 12 (1966): 29--46, 121. [Allen #1404, #2211, #2233 and Rogers #108.]


MCCUTCHEON, E., "The Learned Woman in Tudor England: Margaret More Roper." Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. K. M. Wilson. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 1987. 449--80. [A sensitive and nuanced treatment of Margaret Roper, and of her relationship with her illustrious father. Includes a bibliography (477--80), and excerpts from the Devout Treatise and letters (465--77).].

NUGENT, E. M., ed. "A Treatise upon the Pater Noster." The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481--1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 428--33. [An excerpt from Margaret Roper's translation of A Devout Treatise.]

BEILIN, E. V., "Learning and Virtue: Margaret More Roper." Redeeming Eve: Women Writers of the English Renaissance. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1987. 3--28, 291--95. [A crude and rather bitter feminist reading: attacks humanist views on the education of women, and tries to debunk Margaret Roper as More's 'virtuous' daughter.]

BENE, C., "Cadeau d'Érasme à Margaret Roper: Deux hymnes de Prudence." Miscellanea Moreana. 469--80. [Summ.: Moreana 98/99 (1988): 165, 260.]

FULLER, THOMAS., "Margaret Roper." The Worthies of England. (1662). Ed. J. Freeman. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1952. 358--59. [Margaret Roper among the 'worthies' of England!]

GEE, J. A., "Margaret Roper's English Version of Erasmus' Precatio Dominica and the Apprenticeship Behind Early Tudor Translation." RES 13 (1937): 257--71.

KAUFMAN, P. I., "Absolute Margaret: Margaret More Roper And 'Well Learned' Men." See Prison Letters and Prayer.

MCCUTCHEON, E., "Life and Letters: Editing the Writing of Margaret Roper." New Ways of Looking at Old Texts: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society. MRTS 107. Binghamton, NY: MRTS in Conjunction with Renaissance English Text Society, 1993. 111--17.

MCCUTCHEON, E., "Margaret More Roper's Translation of Erasmus' Precatio Dominica." Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Guelpherbytani. 659--66.

MCCUTCHEON, E., "The Learned Woman in Tudor England: Margaret More Roper." Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. K. M. Wilson. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 1987. 449--80. [A sensitive and nuanced treatment of Margaret Roper, and of her relationship with her illustrious father. Includes a bibliography (477--80), and excerpts from the Devout Treatise and letters (465--77).].

MARC'HADOUR, G., "Erasmus Englished by Margaret More." ClergyR 43 (1958): 78--91.

MARC'HADOUR, G., "Funiculus Triplex Margaret Roper and Thomas More." Moreana 78 (1983): 93--97.

REYNOLDS, E. E., Margaret Roper: Eldest Daughter of St. Thomas More. London: Burns & Oates, 1960.

VERBRUGGE, R. M., "Margaret More Roper's Personal Expression in the Devout Treatise Upon the Pater Noster." Silent But for the Word: Tudor Women as Patrons, Translators, and Writors of Religious Works. Ed. M. P. Hannay. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 1985. 30--42, 260--64.

WRIGHT, N. E., "The Name and the Signature of the Author of Margaret Roper's Letter to Alice Alington." Creative Imitation: New Essays on Renaissance Literature in Honor of Thomas M. Greene. Ed. D. Quint, M. W. Ferguson, G. W. Pigman III, W. A. Rebhorn. Binghampton, NY: MRTS 95, 1992. 239--57. [Summ.: D. Quint and M. W. Ferguson, ibid., p.3. A Foucaultian feminist analysis.]. See also Prison Letters and Prayers, and Feminism and Education

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