Thomas Cranmer

leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury

Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) was an Archbishop of Canterbury and one of the founders of the Church of England under Henry VIII. He helped the king to get rid of Catherine of Aragon and wrote the Book of Common Prayer. He was killed by Mary I of England when he refused to return to Catholicism.

He was born in Nottinghamshire and died in Oxford.