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Thomas Cranmer: In a Nutshell by Beth von Staats

thomas_cranmer_smallTudor Life magazine contributor Beth von Staats has just released her first book Thomas Cranmer: In a Nutshell, a 90 page book which is exactly what the title suggests: a concise biography of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Protestant martyr. Congratulations to Beth!

I had a sneak peek of Beth's book as I was part of the happy accident that saw Beth's work being published. Beth was meant to be writing an article on Thomas Cranmer, a man she has become quite an expert on and who she is passionate about, but the article turned into a book and I suggested it would be a perfect fit for MadeGlobal's History in a Nutshell series. I'm so glad that Beth agreed with my idea, it is a wonderful book and is perfect for those wanting to know more about Cranmer's life and how he went from being a king's adviser to being burnt at the stake by that king's daughter. What a life and what a tragic end!

Thomas Cranmer: In a Nutshell is out now on Kindle and will be available as a paperback very soon. Here are all the details...

MadeGlobal's History in a Nutshell Series aims to give readers a good grounding in a historical topic in a concise, easily digestible and accessible way.

In Thomas Cranmer: In a Nutshell, Beth von Staats discusses the fascinating life of Thomas Cranmer, from his early education, through his appointment to Archbishop of Canterbury, his growth in confidence as a reformer, the writing of two versions of the English Book of Common Prayer and eventually to his imprisonment, recantations and execution.

Beth von Staats, creator of the popular “QueenAnneBoleyn” website brings together what is known about Thomas Cranmer and clearly explains his role in English history.

Publisher: MadeGlobal Publishing (April 21, 2015)
Language: English
Kindle File Size: 9516 KB
ISBN (paperback): 978-8494372131

Available as a Kindle from, Amazon UK and Amazon's other Kindle stores, and coming soon in paperback.

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Thomas Cranmer: In a Nutshell by Beth von Staats