This is the last work of the famous St. Thomas More, the chancellor of King Henry VIII.
Sir Thomas resigned from his office in protest of the King's demand for a divorce and then eventual separation from the Catholic Church. He wrote this in the Tower of London awaiting execution from the King who had turned against him.
St. Thomas turns now to Christ as a model of virtue in the face of persecution. His considerations on the passion of Christ show how much he prayed and reflected on the Scriptures and found resolve and comfort in their message.