- Thomas,1489–1556, first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury: leader in the English Protestant Reformation in England.
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It was here that the martyrs Cranmer, Latimer, and Ridley were burned.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
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.Fox's Book of Martyrs
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.
- 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