Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer

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  • His name shall be Thomas Cranmer
  • I command you to lay aside all other pursuits in order to devote yourself to the question of divorce.
  • I shall lay aside all other pursuits and write you a propaganda treatise 
  • Thomas Cranmer was born to Agnes Hatfield an and in 1489 in Nottinghamshire England.
  • You are now officially the archbishop of Canterbury.
  • From 1527 forward, Henry VIII wanted to divorce his wife, Catherine of Aragon because he wished to marry Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII sought out Cranmer, ordering him to forget everything else and help with his divorce.
  • I am Queen Mary I
  • Cranmer accepted the commission to write a propaganda treatise in the king’s interest, stating the course he proposed and defending it by arguments from Scripture, the Fathers, and the decrees of general councils
  • This Hand Hath Offended
  • In 1532, the archbishop of Canterbury died, so in 1533, Henry VIII announced Thomas Cranmer as the new archbishop. As he was the archbishop, he did what was expected of him and in may he declared the King's marriage to Catherine of Aragon void from the beginning and his marriage to Anne Boleyn Valid.
  •  Even before the king perished, Cranmer had drifted into the depths of Protestantism. And after Henry VIII died, and Edward VI passed, Mary I acceded to the throne.
  • Naturally, as Mary was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, she disliked Thomas Cranmer. On the 21st of march, 1556, Cranmer was burnt at the stake.
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