Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, who had been an enthusiastic reformer and the driving force behind the English Reformation, is deposed from his post under the new regime of Catholic Queen Mary I. He is executed by being burned at the stake in the centre of Oxford.
Editors. "Thomas Cranmer is deposed and executed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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