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March 21, 1556 – In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake on the orders of Queen Mary I. The execution was largely an act of revenge for Cranmer's part in arranging the divorce of Mary's parents, Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.


21 marzo 1556 l'Arcivescovo di Canterbury Thomas Cranmer è messo al rogo


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...

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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. You can see a copy of the only known existing sample of Katherine's handwriting in our beautiful activity book 'Matilda's Keepsakes and Secrets' from


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Thomas Cranmer is wearing an Eastern Orthodox Cross (cross with three bars) when he is introduced to King Henry VIII, but that's a symbol that wouldn't be worn by an English cleric.

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.

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The Tudors...watched all 4 seasons this summer :-) :-) Now I can't wait to see the new superman movie with Henry Cavill