March 30, 2020
On this day in Tudor history, 30th March 1533, at the Passion Sunday service, Thomas Cranmer, Archdeacon of Taunton, was consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
His consecration was not like those of others before him, however, because as well as making the usual oath promising to be faithful to the papacy and to denounce heretics, he also made a protestation to show that his oath would not conflict with his loyalty to King Henry VIII and his commitment to reforming the church. Hmmmm.... complicated.
Find out more in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society.
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
Other videos on Thomas Cranmer:
July 2 - 13 things you probably didn't know about Thomas Cranmer - https://youtu.be/hsz09DoX9oU
September 12 - Thomas Cranmer is in big trouble! - https://youtu.be/GaDQduKl0nA
December 4 - The beginning of the end for Thomas Cranmer - https://youtu.be/KRuycWXw1Jo
March 21 - This unworthy right hand - The end of Thomas Cranmer - https://youtu.be/7P-aGWg92qk
Also on this day in Tudor history, 30th March 1558, Queen Mary I wrote her will. She did it because she believed that she was just about to give birth, and, obviously, childbirth was a risky process. Find out more about her will, and what happened with this “pregnancy”, in last year’s video - https://youtu.be/LWrcLR61Kbo