Probably to make money. Oh and it's Moore.
Nah mate, before you come up with smart arsed comments, know what the question is about. He is referring to Thomas More (correct spelling) and he wrote it to satirise and to criticise King Henry VIII ruling of England, especially in regard to Religion.
Ah, I got the two mixed up, I was thinking of the Irish poet. Anyways, I made no smart assed comments there, I simply took a shot at the most likely answer.