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Margaret Roper

1501–1544

Margaret Roper
SIR THOMAS MORE ON HIS WAY TO THE TOWER AFTER BEING SENTENCED TO DEATH.
Margaret Roper was the daughter of Sir Thomas More, and the husband of William Roper, his biographer. After the death of Thomas's wife, Margaret was his closest relation, and during his imprisonment, she visited him often. Her husband, William Roper, wrote a famous biography of Sir Thomas More.


Key events during the life of Margaret Roper:


Year
Event
1505
Birth of Margaret Roper
1529
Thomas More appointed Chancellor
1533
Thomas More resigns position of Chancellor
1535
Thomas More executed for treason
1544
Death of Margaret Roper

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Margaret Roper  in  Great Englishwomen  by  M. B. Synge


Image Links


Sir Thomas More in Prison
 in  The Story of the English

What now, Mother Eve?' he answered.
 in Red Book of Heroes

Sir Thomas More on his way to the tower after being sentenced to death.
 in The Tudors and the Stuarts


Contemporary
Short Biography
Thomas More Lord Chancellor under Henry VIII. Fired and later executed when he opposed Henry's divorce.
William Roper Biographer of Sir Thomas More, and wife of Margaret Roper.