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Cranmer, Thomas

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCranmer, ThomasThomas CranmerCran‧mer, Thomas /ˈkrænmə $ -mər/  (1489–1556) an English priest who was archbishop of canterbury, and who was one of the leaders of the reformation (=the time when many Christians in Europe left the Catholic religion and started the Protestant religion) in England. When the Catholic Mary I became Queen of England, she ordered Cranmer to be killed by being burned.
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