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The last monk to be Archbishop of Canterbury, a famous Reformer and an earl who wept for Elizabeth

In this first part of This Week in Tudor history for week beginning 15th February, I am going to tell you about the last monk to become Archbishop of Canterbury; the man who wrote one of the most important documents of the Protestant Reformation, and an earl who wept when he had to imprison Princess Elizabeth, the future Elizabeth I.

15th February 1503, in the reign of King Henry VII - The death of Henry Deane, the last monk to become Archbishop of Canterbury.

16th February 1497, in the reign of King Henry VII - The birth of famous Protestant Reformer and writer of the Augsburg Confession, Philipp Melancthon, at Bretten in Germany.

17th February 1557, in the reign of Queen Mary I - The death of Henry Radcliffe, 2nd Earl of Sussex, a man who was loyal to Mary I but who wept when he had to take her half-sister, Elizabeth, to the Tower.

James William Richard’s 19th century biography "Philip Melanchthon, the Protestant preceptor of Germany, 1497-1560" - https://archive.org/details/philipmelanchtho00richuoft

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The last monk to be Archbishop of Canterbury, a famous Reformer and an earl who wept for Elizabeth