268 This Hand Offendeth


After Mary rode into London in August 1553, Thomas Cranmer must have known he would be in the firing line – and yet at first nothing happened. And it was his own defiance that caused the queen to take action. This is story of Cranmer’s defiance.

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You can find a review of MacCulloch quite superb (and which gets the much sought after ‘definitive’ tag) on this very website by me by following the link – Thomas Cranmer: A Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch



2 thoughts on “268 This Hand Offendeth

  1. “Weston triumphantly declared that Cranmer had been overcome in the argument which resulted in an angry outburst from Cranmer who didn’t really agree with that.”

    This must surely have been the inspiration of the Monty Python argument sketch

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