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For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.

Thomas More

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He opposed the King's separation from the Roman Catholic Church and refused to accept him as Supreme Head of the Church of England a title which had been given by parliament through the Act of Supremacy of 1534. More coined the word "utopia" – a name he gave to the ideal and imaginary island nation the political system of which he described in Utopia publiThomas Mored in 1516. ".

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