Excerpt from Life of Thomas Cranmery: The First Protestant Archbishop of Canterbur Birth and education of Cranmer--Led to study the Scriptures--Marries a gentleman's daughter, who dies--He is re--elected to the fellowship of his former college, appointed Divinity lecturer, and made doctor of divinity--Declines the offer of preferment in Wolsey's new foundation at Oxford--Is appointed by the university one of the public lecturers in theology--Interview with Fox and Gardiner--His opinion as to the kings divorce--Writes a treatise at the kings command respecting the divorce--Sent by the king on an embassy to Rome--Proceeds as ambassador to Charles v.--Marries the niece of Osiander, pastor of Nuremberg His transactions in Germany--Is recalled from Germany to receive the archbishopric of Canterbury--Is consecrated after interposing his protest against the papal authority. Thomas Cranmer, the first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury, was born July 2, 1489, at Aslacton, in the county of Nottingham. He was the second son of a gentleman whose family had, for several generations, lived in that county, and traced their descent to one who had come in with the conqueror. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.