June 9 – Thomas Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer

| June 9, 2022

June 9 – Thomas Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer

On this day in Tudor history, 9th June 1549, in the reign of King Edward VI, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer was used for the very first time. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s publication was used at Whitsun services all around England. This was a huge day for the English Reformation as it meant […]

Thomas Cranmer Book Tour – Thomas Cranmer and the Book of Common Prayer

| July 8, 2015

Thomas Cranmer Book Tour – Thomas Cranmer and the Book of Common Prayer

On the third day of her book tour for Thomas Cranmer: In a Nutshell, Beth von Staats is over at the Tudor Society sharing an article entitled Thomas Cranmer’s Everlasting Gift: The Book of Common Prayer. It’s a fascinating article about Cranmer’s work and how it “is a literary masterpiece” which had a major impact. […]

The Life of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

| March 21, 2010

The Life of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

On this day in history, 21st March 1556, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was executed, he was burnt at the stake as a herectic, one of the Protestant martyrs of Mary I’s reign and one of the three famous “Oxford Martyrs”. This article has been split into two parts – The Life of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and […]