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21 March – This unworthy right hand! The end of Thomas Cranmer

On this day in Tudor history, 21st March 1556, Thomas Cranmer, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, was burned at the stake in Oxford.

Cranmer had served Henry VIII and Edward VI as Archbishop of Canterbury and had played a leading role in the Reformation, but he was, of course, seen as a heretic in the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary I.

In today's video, I share John Foxe's account of Thomas Cranmer's end.

You can find out more about Thomas Cranmer here.

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