Sir Thomas Smith (23 December 1513 12 August 1577) was an English writer and diplomat who was actively involved in religion while also holding positions such as provost and dean at schools like Eton College. It was under Queen Elizabeth that Smith flourished, becoming a Member of Parliament, an ambassador to France, and a counselor to the Queen. In that time, Smith also wrote one of the most influential political philosophical texts in the Western world, De Republica Anglorum; the Manner of Government or Policie of the Realme of England, written between 1562 and 1565, and first published in 1583. Smith advocated a government comprising a mixed government of commonwealth and states. This edition of De Republica Anglorum; the Manner of Government or Policie of the Realme of England is specially formatted with a Table of Contents.