Tag Archives: Henry VIII

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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He Blurred the Line Between Church and State

Thomas Wolsey (March 7, 1471 – November 29, 1530) I cannot say for sure who really was the villain of the piece, but Cardinal Wolsey comes close to the top of my list of the usual suspects. Thomas Wolsey (c. … Continue reading

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