An adviser to King Henry VIII, and eventually appointed to the post of Archbishop of Canterbury upon the formulation of the Anglican Church. His Book of Common Prayer in English replaced the old Latin service of worship. In 1553 Cranmer also produced the Forty-Two Articles which defined the faith of the Church of England along Protestant lines. When Mary ascended the throne she sent nearly 300 Protestants, including Archbishop Cranmer to the burning stake.
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