BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS CRANMER ARCHBISHOP CANTERBURY 1489-1556

EVENTS

On 02 Jul 1489 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 was born at Aslockton, Nottinghamshire

In 1503 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (13) educated at Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

After 01 Sep 1532 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556, whilst staying in Mantua, received a royal letter dated 01 Sep 1532 by which he was appointed Archbishop Canterbury

On 23 May 1533 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (43) declared the marriage of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (41) and Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England 1485-1536 (48)

On 01 Jun 1533 the six months pregnant Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (32) was crowned Queen Consort England by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (43) at Westminster Abbey, Westminster. John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (62) bore the Crown. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (16) carried the Salt. Margaret Wotton 1487-1535 (46) rode in the procession. William Coffin 1495-1538 (38) was appointed as Master of the Horse. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (50) served as Lord Sewer. Henry Parker 1513-1552 (19) and William Coffin 1495-1538 (38) were knighted. Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley 1505-1534 (28) and Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle 1507-1560 (26) were created Knight of the Bath. Margaret Wotton 1487-1535 (46)

On 10 Sep 1533 the future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was christened at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent. Gertrude Blount 1503-1558 (29), Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (44) and Margaret Wotton 1487-1535 (46) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (49) escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (16) carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford 1497-1558 (36) carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney 1477-1545 (56) carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (37)

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 (62) at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Surrey. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (48) performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (64) and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (21) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (53) was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long 1494-1546 (43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex 1485-1540 (52), Philip Boteler 1492-1545 (44), John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (66) and John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (57) attended. Mary Scrope 1476-1548 (61) carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) carried the canopy. Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount 1503-1558 (33) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. The future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (4) carried the Chrisom. Christopher Barker -1550

On 06 Jan 1540 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (48) and Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England 1515-1557 (24) were married by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (50) at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent during the Anne of Cleves Marriage

On 07 Nov 1541 Catherine Howard Queen Consort England 1523-1542 (18) interrogated by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (52) and John Gresham Lord Mayor 1495-1556 (46) at Winchester Palace, Southwark, Surrey

On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (55) made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly. The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9), Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (30) and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (13). The will appointed sixteen executors: Bromley (16), Anthony Browne 1500-1548 (46), Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (57), Anthony Denny 1501-1549 (45), John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (42), William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 (45), Edward Montagu 1485-1557 (61), Edward North 1st Baron North 1496-1564 (50), William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (40), William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572 (63), John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (61), Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (46), Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham 1474-1559 (72), Edward Wotton 1489-1551 (57), Nicholas Wotton 1497-1567 (49) and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550 (41).

On 30 Mar 1553 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (63) was consecrated as Archbishop Canterbury at St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster Palace, Westminster by John Longland Bishop Lincoln -1547, John Harman Bishop Exeter 1462-1555 (91) and Henry Standish Bishop St Asaph 1475-1535.

On 21 Mar 1556 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (66) died