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Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556), archbishop of Canterbury

Diarmaid MacCulloch

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/6615
Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556), archbishop of Canterbury

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Cambridge career, 1503-1529 | Entry into royal service, 1527-1533 | The Boleyn years, 1533-1536 | Thomas Cromwell and evangelical advance, 1536-1538 | Contacts with the wider European Reformation | Factional struggle and Cromwell's fall, 1539-1540 | Struggling to survive, 1540-1543 | Shaping future reformation, 1543-1547 | The protectorate of Somerset, 1547-1549 | The first prayer book and its aftermath, 1549 | Accelerated reform, 1550-1552 | Tensions within government, 1551-1553 | Arrest, imprisonment, and trial, 1553-1555 | Final imprisonments and death, 1555-1556 | Preserving Cranmer's legacy | Posthumous reputation and influence

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