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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...


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.


Thomas Cranmer, principal author of the Forty-Two Articles. The Forty-Two Articles were intended to summarise Anglican doctrine, as it now existed under the reign of Edward VI, who favoured a more Protestant faith. Largely the work of Thomas Cranmer, they were to be short formularies that would demonstrate the faith revealed in Scripture and the existing Catholic creeds. Completed in 1552, they were issued by Royal Mandate on 19 June 1553.


May 23, 1533 - King Henry VIII & Queen Katherine of Aragon's marriage is annulled by Thomas Cranmer.


"Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon which resulted in the separation of the English Church ...Thomas Crammer...


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. It decreed that Henry and Katherine had never been lawfully married, paving the way for a marriage between Henry and Anne (who was already pregnant with the future Elizabeth I and who had already married Henry, perhaps as early as November 1532).


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.


Thomas Cranmer was born on this day 2nd July, 1489. A leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury, he was Archbishop during the reign of Henry VIII, Edward VI and for a short time, Mary !. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon, and along with Thomas Cromwell, he supported the principle of Royal Supremacy, in which the king was considered sovereign over the Church within his realm. Window in the Chapel of Emmanuel College, Cambridge


Portrait of Cranmer painted by an unknown artist after Henry VIII's death.It was said that his beard signified his mourning of the king and his rejection of the old Church.