Steak and Kidney Pie

This Steak and Kidney Pie is perfect to make to celebrate the feast of Saint Thomas More. 

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Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas More. I remember him most notably from the series on cable called the Tudors.

Sir Thomas More was a father of four and married his childhood sweet heart Jane Colt. When Jane died at a young age he remarried Alice Middleton a wealthy widower to help him raise his very young children.

He graduated from Oxford with a law degree and wrote a book called “Utopia” which caught the attention of King Henry VIII.  Henry liked him so much he became his trusted adviser and Chancellor.

King Henry wanted a divorce from Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boelyn. Sir Thomas did not approve of this. He also did not want to pledge the Act of Succession and the Oath of Supremacy. In other words, Thomas would not acknowledge King Henry as the supreme head of the church. He knew that only the Pope is the head of the Church. 

Sir Thomas More would not compromise his moral values and for that he was imprisoned in the tower and beheaded on Tower Hill in London by King Henry VIII on July 6, 1535.

He was canonized a saint in 1935.

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Peace be with you,

Veronica