Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer (abt. 1489 - 1556)

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Archbishop Thomas "Archbishop of Canterbury" Cranmer
Born about in Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Died in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England - burned at the stake (for heresay)map
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Thomas Cranmer is Notable.

A leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build the case for the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which was one of the causes of the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See.

His parents, Thomas and Agnes (née Hatfield) Cranmer, were of modest wealth and were not members of the aristocracy. Their oldest son, John, inherited the family estate, whereas Thomas and his younger brother Edmund were placed on the path to a clerical career. Sometime after Cranmer took his MA, he married a woman named Joan. He was executed as a heretic by the Catholic Queen Mary I on 21 March 1556 at Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.


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On 25 Oct 2017 at 11:45 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Diarmaid MacCulloch, ‘Cranmer, Thomas (1489–1556)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2015 accessed 25 Oct 2017

On 22 Mar 2017 at 21:46 GMT Ken Broughton wrote:

Cranmer-264 and Cranmer-189 appear to represent the same person because: Duplacate Profile.

On 12 Feb 2017 at 00:42 GMT B (Simon) S wrote:

* See the Stationers Company (Wills).[1]

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