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Thomas Cranmer
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Born in Aslockton, Nottinghamshire
Born on 2nd of July 1489
Died on 21st of March 1556

1489-1556 English prelate & Archbishop of Canterbury


The Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of King Henry VIII and Edward VI, he is credited with compiling the first two Books of Common Prayer. Under Henry VIII he was able to push through the reforms that eventually led to the reform of the Church of England. He was an Anglican Martyr, burned at the stake in 1556 for heresy. He is commemorated by the Church of England on March 21st.

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