"Superb….Ackroyd describes the London More knew, the ferment of humanism to which he contributed, and the contemporary appeal of Catholicism."
—The New Yorker
"Brilliantly conceived….Ackroyd’s vividly human More is…imperfect yet inspiring."
"This is the first biography of More to have absorbed the small revolution in Reformation scholarship of the last twenty years….The innovation is that he is able to see More as a particularly sensitive and elegantly playful representative of a vibrant, late medieval Catholic England."
–Andrew Sullivan, The New York Times Book Review
"Impressively thorough….This stunning book corrects…mistaken impressions of More."
"A sensitive, well-informed work that will be of value to anyone seeking a deeper knowledge of More’s personal history."
—The Wall Street Journal