Thou shall become the new Archbishop of Canterbury!
I am in deep gratitude, many thanks.
Meets and Gets Close to the King
It is great to meet you, you seem a fine man.
The same could be said for you.
Thomas Cranmer graduated the University of Cambridge where he studied many subjects. Most of these were spiritually connected. This was a major stepping stone for Cranmer as he always very academic.
Cranmer Creates the 'Book of Common Prayer'
In 1532 he was appointed the Archbishop of Canterbury. This was due to the death of his predecessor William Warham who died on a visit to his nephew. His appointment was questioned by senior clergy as Cranmer had only ever held minor roles in the church.
Thomas's 'Book of Common Prayer' is Discovered and Labelled Heresy
You shall be burnt for heresy
I remain loyal to my faith! You will never break me!
Cranmer had a meeting with King Henry VIII organised where the two met and became friends. This friendship would become vital later for the King when he required a divorce with his current wife.
Cranmer's Life Ends With him Being Burnt For Heresy
In 1548-1549 Thomas Cranmer created a prayer book which is today used in Anglican churches and other christian churches that historically relate to Anglicanism. This was another major factor in him eventually being labelled a heretic.
High ranking religious figures found Thomas's 'Book of Common Prayer' and labelled it heresy. This would lead to him being publicly executed through the way of burning.
On the 21st March, 1556 Thomas Cranmer was burnt for Heresy on Broad Street, Oxford. His original book of prayer was also burnt with although not before being copied.