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Thomas Cranmer : a life

Thomas Cranmer was the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. This is the first major biography for more than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere. Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the foremost scholars of the English Reformation, traces Cranmer from his east-midland roots to
Print Book, English, ©1996
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, ©1996
collective biographies
xii, 692 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780300066883, 9780300074482, 0300066880, 0300074484
1. Simple esquire: 1489-1503
2. Cambridge years: 1503-29
3. Campaign to end a marriage: 1527-33
4. The reign of Queen Anne: 1533-6
5. From Anne Boleyn to Thomas Cromwell: 1535-7
6. A 'Reformed' Church? 1535-9
7. Salvaging the cause: 1539-42
8. A problem of survival: 1542-6
9. Welcoming King Josiah: 1546-9
10. 1549: Commotion in Church and commonwealth
11. Building a Protestant Church: 1550-52
12. Paradise betrayed: 1552-3
13. Condemned: 1553-6
14. Aftermath and retrospect
Appendix I: Was Stephen Nevinson Cranmer's anonymous biographer?
Appendix II: The date of Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn
Appendix III: University connections among close relatives, servants and households of Thomas Cranmer and Stephen Gardiner