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 (krăn′mər), Thomas 1489-1556.
English prelate who as archbishop of Canterbury (1533-1553) was instrumental in the marital machinations of Henry VIII, revised the Book of Common Prayer (1552), and instituted other reforms. Under Mary I, a Roman Catholic, he was convicted of heresy and burned at the stake.


(Biography) Thomas. 1489–1556, the first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury (1533–56) and principal author of the Book of Common Prayer. He was burnt as a heretic by Mary I


(ˈkræn mər)

Thomas, 1489–1556, first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury.
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1539, under the direction of Archbishop Cranmer, Coverdale issued a revised edition, officially authorized for use in churches; its version of the Psalms still stands as the Psalter of the English Church.
The Book of Common Prayer, now used in the English Church coordinately with Bible and Psalter, took shape out of previous primers of private devotion, litanies, and hymns, mainly as the work of Archbishop Cranmer during the reign of Edward VI.
Cranmer proposes that some of these waves undulate, at the same frequency at which the oxygen ions gyrate about them.
Of the 103 Archbishops of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer stands out as the most important.
A new full-scale biographical study of Thomas Cranmer has long been needed.
Selwyn's essay is comprehensive in scope and richly informative as regards the theological significance and working practices of Cranmer as a reader of biblical and theological texts.
Among her verse plays are Cain (1943), The Trial of Thomas Cranmer (1956), The Jesse Tree: A Masque in Verse (1970), and The Lambton Worm (1978).
The performances at the Joyce marked the first time the Kwakiutl ritual dances had been performed by non-Kwakiutl Indians, and, to mark the occasion, Bill Cranmer, a Kwakiutl chief, joined the company for the first week of performances.
After Lady Jane's brief reign and the accession of the Catholic Mary, Cranmer was sent to the Tower.
Liam Wiles hit 68 for Cawthorne and Tom Matthewman 30, while Michael Cranmer and Ben Potter picked up two wickets apiece.
The BCP was first compiled and edited by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1549 and revised in 1552.