Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer
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Religion Storyboard Term 4, 2018

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  • Oh thank you God for giving me this wonderful life. Please continue to support me on my way through life.
  • I think I could help with that!
  • I think we finally found the right guy.
  • This is more understandable than the Catholic rule!? I now understand why Luther split from the church. But I could never betray the Lord like that!
  • Thomas Cranmer was born on July 2nd 1489 and grew up in poor family in Aslacton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. His father, to his dismay, only had enough land to give to his oldest son which left none to Cranmer or his brother. Because of this Cranmer turned the Catholic religion and left their home to attend Jesus college, Cambridge in 1510. In 1523 Cranmer took Holy orders, and although he was happy with his achievements, he wished for more.
  • Thank you so much!
  • No thank you!
  • In 1529 there was an outbreak of the 'sweating sickness' which forced Cranmer out of Cambridge and to move to Essex. He came across two of King Henry VIII advisors. The men explained how the King was seeking a worthy advocate to legalise his divorce from Catherine of Aragon and to marry Anne Boleyn. After listening to the King's problems, Cranmer thought much less of the catholic religion and was determined to fix it for the King and Churches benefit.
  • After listening to the King and his issues with the Catholic religion, Cranmer was determined to fix it. So after receiving the position as ambassador of the Holy Roman Emperor to Charles V, he moved to Germany to learn what rules Lutheranism had change or added after the split from the Catholic church, that would hopefully allow King Henry to wed. No rules of the sort were found, but many ideas were brewing inside his head to possibly follow Martin Luther's footsteps.
  • A few years later in 1533, Cranmer became Arch bIshop of Canterbury. He approached the King back in England later that year and announced the divorce was void and the that marriage with Anne Boleyn will take place. A year after the kings second marriage the Church of England was be made and run by the King. Cranmer was proud of his achievements and felt as though the religion was repaired. Little did he know, King Henry VIII's divorce would be one of many.
  • King Henry had had 5 divorces and 6 marriages when he died. At the age of nine, the late King's son, Edward VI, became king. Seeing the problems Henry had with his marriages, Cranmer knew he triggered the chain reaction by allowing the first divorce. In 1549, the first book of common Prayer appeared, with the second book being more outspokenly Protestant that the other, Cranmer was out of the spotlight. in 1553 Cranmer made doctrinal changes which were later accepted by the Anglican religion.
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