Thomas Cranmer’s Burning – The Hunting of the Snark

Thomas Cranmer’s Burning – The Hunting of the Snark

May 23, 1533: In a milestone moment of the English Reformation, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (pictured) declares the marriage of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII annulled. Henry VIII had already married Anne Boleyn 5 months earlier, but this act paves the way for her coronation as queen and would legitimize the child Anne was pregnant with (Elizabeth) as an heir to the throne.

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1533 to Portrait by Gerlach Flicke, 1545

in 1533,King Henry VIII's newborn daughter by Queen Anne Boleyn,Princess Elizabeth,was christened at Greenwich Palace in the Chapel of Observant Friars.This was a lavish ceremony,planned by King Henry and the rest of the palace,although he did not attend the christening.Elizabeth, only three days old at the time,was processed down a long green carpet from the Great Hall in the palace to the Chapel.She was flanked by her Godparents,Thomas Cranmer and the Duchess of Norfolk...

The Childhood of Queen Elizabeth I was a difficult one. Elizabeth was born 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. The child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her much awaited birth was a huge disappointed to King Henry who longed for a male heir

Stained glass window depicting Anglican martyrs Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley and Thomas Cranmer.

Stained glass window depicting Cranmer, Ridley, and Latimer, the Oxford Martyrs

Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon's annulment    This is the sentence of Thomas Cranmer’s court at Dunstable in the proceedings of Henry and Katherine’s marriage in 1533. It decreed that Henry and Katherine had never been lawfully married paving the way for a marriage between Henry and Anne (who was already pregnant with the future Elizabeth I and who had already married Henry, perhaps as early as November 1532).    Mary, Henry and Katherine’s daughter, was not specifically deemed as…

Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon's annulment This is the sentence of Thomas Cranmer’s court at Dunstable in the proceedings of Henry and Katherine’s marriage in

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury..  He granted the divorce between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.  Was burned at the stake during the reign of Catherine's daughter, Queen Mary I.

December On this day in history Thomas Cranmer was stripped of his title of Archbishop and all other titles. Rome also gave permission for Cranmer’s fate to be decided by secular authorities.

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Thomas Cranmer's Cell Door (the Archbishop of Canterbury)- burnt at the stake in 1552. Photo by Ross Ward on Flickr.

Thomas Cranmers Cell Door Thomas Cranmer's Cell Door (the Archbishop of Canterbury)- burnt at the stake in (Fun, fun, fun from the funny Tudors!

Thomas Cranmer (Hardcover) (Susan Wabuda)

Thomas Cranmer (Hardcover) (Susan Wabuda)

"Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was 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 a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon which resulted in the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See." Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cranmer

Bishop John Hooper, a Protestant reformer who was burned at the stake under Mary I's Catholic reign. John Hooper by Henry Bryan Hall after James Warren Childe

Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was 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

Thomas Cranmer July 1489 – 21 March by Gerlach Flicke, Archbishop of Caterbury 3 Dec 1533 - 4 Dec 1555

Thomas Cranmer's Personal Bible

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's Bible in the North Choir Aisle Canterbury Cathedral Kent England

Thomas Cranmer Stained Glass Window, Christ Church, Little Rock, AR

Stained glass window depicting martyrdom of Archbishop Cranmer. Cramner was a friend to Anne Boleyn and supported her in her own reformist beliefs and efforts. He was executed in 1556 by Mary I.

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