16th October – On this Day in History…

| October 16, 2011

16th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 16th October… 1555 – The burnings of two of the Oxford martyrs: Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London. You can read more about this day in my article The Burnings of Ridley and Latimer and in John Foxe’s account of their lives, trials and deaths […]

12 September 1555 – The Trial of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

| September 12, 2011

12 September 1555 – The Trial of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

On this day in history, Thursday the 12th September 1555, the trial of Archbishop Cranmer began in the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin at Oxford. He was accused of two offences, or doctrinal errors: repudiating papal authority and denying transubstantiation. A ten foot high scaffold, decorated with cloth of state, had been erected […]

The Unlawful Execution of Thomas Cranmer – 21 March 1556

| March 21, 2011

The Unlawful Execution of Thomas Cranmer – 21 March 1556

On this day in history, 21st March 1556, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was burnt at the stake in Oxford. His crimes: heresy and treason. You can read the full details of Thomas Cranmer’s life and downfall in my 2 part series – The Life of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and The Execution of Thomas Cranmer – but […]

The Execution of Thomas Cranmer

| March 21, 2010

The Execution of Thomas Cranmer

Continued from “The Life of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer” to commemorate the execution of Cranmer on this day in history, the 21st March 1556. Treason and Death: On the 13th November 1553, Thomas Cranmer was found guilty of treason and condemned to death. He was then moved to Oxford’s Bocardo Prison in March 1554, along with […]