Thomas Cranmer Bio Details

Full name

Thomas Cranmer





Date of birth

2 Jul 1489

Birth place

Nottinghamshire, England

Date of death:

21 Mar 1556


Archbishop of Canterbury (1533 - 1553)

It was Thomas Cranmer who suggested to King Henry VIII that his marriage to Catherine of Aragon could be annulled on the grounds that it was incestuous, due to her previous marriage to his brother Arthur, thus circumventing the Pope's previous declaration that the marriage could not me annulled.

Relationship History

Thomas Cranmer Family

Thomas Cranmer FameChain Links

The Court of King Henry VIII

1530 - 1547

Other people in this association:

King Henry VIII 1509 - 1547

Cardinal Wolsey 1507 - 1530

Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl Of Essex 1523 - 1540