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Cranmer, Thomaslocked

  • Diarmaid MacCulloch


Cranmer, Thomas (1489–1556), archbishop of Canterbury, was born, according to his first, anonymous, biographer, on 2 July 1489, at Aslockton, Nottinghamshire. The Cranmers were an old armigerous family; Thomas's father, also Thomas (d. 1501), styled himself esquire in his will of 1501, although his wealth was probably dangerously modest to claim such a status, and the curiously fluid nature of ...

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