St. Thomas More Patron Saint Medal
This handsome, heavy medal measures 1" as shown. An endless (over the head) stainless steel curb chain is standard with the 1" medal. A smaller size, 3/4" medal (preferred by most ladies) is also available with a finer, 18" stainless curb chain. The same medal is available in both sizes in a heavy 14 karat gold filled with or without a goldtone chain, or in solid 14 karat gold, without chain. If the chains provided do not suit, order the medal without chain and check out our Neck Chains for other options, styles, and sizes.
The manufacturer guarantees these medals and, should a defect ever develop, they will replace them upon receipt of the damaged item. Contact this website for full details and instructions.
Flip-top gift box is included.
St. Thomas More (1478-1535) born in London, England, was a lawyer by trade. He also penned several books, among them, Utopia, which was the forerunner of the utopian literary genre. He was counselor to King Henry VIII of England, serving as his key counselor ... Lord Chancellor ... in the early 1500s. When Henry (born and raised a Catholic) divorced his legitimate wife, Queen Katherine, and married Ann Boleyn, he was excommunicated and proceeded to set himself up as head of the Church of England. Because More's opinions were highly respected in England and Europe, it was important to Henry to get More's approval for his apostasy. More would have nothing to do with Henry's new "marriage" or "church" and was arrested, tried for treason and beheaded. He was canonized by the Catholic Church as a saint in 1935. The play and movie, "A Man for All Seasons," is about St. Thomas More.