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  1. Thomas,1489–1556, first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury: leader in the English Protestant Reformation in England.
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Historical Examples of cranmer

  • It was here that the martyrs Cranmer, Latimer, and Ridley were burned.

    England, Picturesque and Descriptive

    Joel Cook

  • The thing was certain—Cranmer's the best pistol-shot in England.'

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

  • The death of Edward, in 1553, exposed Cranmer to all the rage of his enemies.

  • Cranmer's successor in the see of Canterbury was Archbishop Whitgift.

  • The See of Canterbury was to follow as soon as Cranmer could be despatched.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

    W. Llewelyn Williams.

British Dictionary definitions for cranmer


  1. Thomas. 1489–1556, the first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury (1533–56) and principal author of the Book of Common Prayer. He was burnt as a heretic by Mary I
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