Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
Now, I'm not saying that Thomas More was a snotty, holier-than-thou douchebag with an enormous stick up his ass, I'm just saying... well, alright, yeah, that's exactly what I'm saying. Thomas More was a snotty, holier-than-thou douchebag with an enormous stick up his ass.
Maybe it's because he mercilessly attacked Martin Luther for daring to doubt the King's awesomeness. Maybe it's because his vision of utopia was completely moronic. Maybe it's because he published ridiculously inaccurate histories just to pad his own reputation with the monarchy.
Nah, you know what? I know exactly why: it's because he wrote and published books in Latin, well after the English language had been firmly established, because only the wealthy and educated were worthy of reading his work.