Sir Thomas More, one of the most famous early Lord Chancellors, served and was executed under King Henry VIII.
Thomas More was canonized by the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More. Indeed, Pope Pius XI canonized him in 1935, four hundred years after his death. Thomas More was a martyr of the Western Schism, or division of the Catholic Church, by the Protestant Reformation that Martin Luther proposed in 1521.
Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher and humanist Renaissance confidence of King Henry VIII that Thomas won when both were Catholic. The English king named Thomas More as Chancellor of England, from October 1529 to May 1532, three years.
Thomas More: Dē Optimo Rēpūblicae Statu dēque Nova Insula Ūtopia
Thomas More opposed the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther and William Tyndale whose books were burned in public. In those days, Thomas wrote his book "Utopia", published in 1516 and which is about a desired political system and an imaginary island with an idealized world to become a nation.