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More, Sir Thomas [St Thomas More] (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr, was born, most scholars agree, between two and three in the morning of 6 February 1478 (alternative dates are 7 February, 1477 or 1478) in Milk Street, Cheapside, London, the eldest of three sons and second of seven children of ...

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Sir Thomas More (1478–1535) by Hans Holbein the younger, 1527 © The Frick Collection, New York

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Pace, Richard (1483?–1536), diplomat, humanist, and administrator, was probably born in Winchester, Hampshire, in 1483, of parents whose identity is unknown. The Pace family were probably members of the minor gentry. Few details of Pace's early life are known, apart from those revealed in his ...