The Tudor Society

9 June – The Book of Common Prayer

This day in Tudor history, 9th June 1549, was a big day for the English Reformation. It was on this day, at Whitsun services all around England, that Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer was used for the very first time. A service in English!

In today's video, I explain a bit more about this book and why this day was so important.

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