Tag Archives: Church of England

Two Archbishops of Canterbury, Four Hundred Years Apart

Thomas Becket and Thomas Cranmer I had this nagging feeling when I started the run of four Tudor men with the name of Thomas that one of them might be the reincarnation of Thomas Becket. Finally, I compared Becket with … Continue reading

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Leader of the English Reformation Burned as a Heretic

Thomas Cranmer (July 2, 1489 – March 21, 1556) This is the final one of the four men named Thomas who lived during Henry VIII’s reign, and had something to do with the creation of the Church of England. Thomas … Continue reading

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This is the Man who Helped to Make the Church of England

Thomas Cromwell (January 1, 1485? – July 28, 1540) (Why are they all shown holding a piece of paper in one hand?) I was hesitating to write about this ‘architect’ of the Anglican Church, mainly because no one knows his … Continue reading

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In Those Days, Saying Less was More Prudent

Sir Thomas More (February 7, 1478 – July 6, 1535) I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, here. I’m about to start Peter Ackroyd’s book “Tudors” but I got prompted by a suggested YouTube video of More and Wolsey discussing … Continue reading

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Reincarnation: Past Lives As Evidenced in the Bible

Archdeacon Thomas Colley (July 1839 – September 1912) “In the realm of the occult and transcendental, moved to its exploration from the Sadducean bias of my early days, I have for the best part of half a century had experiences … Continue reading

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A Feminist Before It Was Fashionable

Anne Boleyn On this day in history in 1536, Anne Boleyn was arrested for high treason, and confined to the Tower of London. The trumped-up charge of adultery was just an excuse to get her out of the way, so … Continue reading

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