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The Tudor Society

July 2 – Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Old Scarlett the gravedigger

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd July 1489, Tudor clergyman, statesman, theologian, scholar and highly intelligent man Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, was born.

In this video, I share “13 things you probably didn't know about Thomas Cranmer”...

And on this day in 1594, a sexton and gravedigger known as Old Scarlett was buried at Peterborough Cathedral.

Who was this man? Which two queens was he said to have buried? And what is his link to Shakespeare?

Find out more about Old Scarlett...

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July 2 – Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Old Scarlett the gravedigger