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Portrait of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

Selected Works of Thomas Cranmer

The Institution of a Christian Man  (1537)
aka "The Bishops' Book"

Complete - Google Books

A Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for Any Christian Man;
Set Forth by the King's Majesty of England
aka "The King's Book"

Complete - Google Books
[Excerpt] - CCEL

Preface to the "Great Bible"  (1539)

Complete - Michael Marlowe

Homilies (pub. 1547)
[aka "Cranmer's Homilies"]

Complete - Anglican Library

Answer to the False Calumniations of Dr. Richard Smith  (pub. 1551)

Complete - Google Books

Answer unto a Crafty and Sophistical Cavillation
devised by Stephen Gardiner

Complete - Google Books


To Thomas Boleyn, Lord Wiltshire, on Reginald Pole's Book (1531)
To Archdeacon Hawkins, on Anne Boleyn's Coronation (1533)
To Archdeacon Hawkins, on the Nun of Kent (1533)
To Cromwell regarding Sir Thomas More and Bishop Fisher (1534)
To King Henry VIII on Reginald Pole (1536)
To Henry VIII on Anne Boleyn (1536)
To Cromwell regarding an English translation of the Bible (1537)
To Cromwell thanking him for help with the same (1537)
To King Henry VIII regarding Thomas Cromwell (1540)
To King Henry VIII regarding Catherine Howard (1541)
To Queen Mary, in Apology (1554)
To the Lords of the Council, in his Defense (1554) - Google Books
To Peter Martyr from Prison. Latin. (1556) - Google Books
To Peter Martyr from Prison. Transl. (1556) - Google Books


Thomas Cranmer's Final Speech, Before Burning  (March 21, 1556)

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Persons of Interest
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Thomas Cromwell
John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester
Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio
Cardinal Reginald Pole
Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester
William Tyndale
Pico della Mirandola
Desiderius Erasmus
Christopher Saint-German
Thomas Linacre
William Grocyn
Hugh Latimer
Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent
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Historical Events
Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520
Pilgrimage of Grace, 1536
The Babington Plot, 1586
The Spanish Armada, 1588

Oath of Supremacy
The Act of Supremacy, 1534
The First Act of Succession, 1534
The Third Act of Succession, 1544
The Ten Articles, 1536
The Six Articles, 1539
The Second Statute of Repeal, 1555

Images of London:
London in the time of Henry VII. MS. Roy. 16 F. ii.
London, 1510, earliest view in print
Map of England from Saxton's Descriptio Angliae, 1579
Location Map of Elizabethan London
Plan of the Bankside, Southwark, in Shakespeare's time
Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
Bull and Bear Baiting Rings from the Agas Map (1569-1590, pub. 1631)
Sketch of the Swan Theatre, c. 1596
Westminster in the Seventeenth Century, by Hollar
Visscher's Panoramic View of London, 1616. COLOR

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