The story of Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWilliam Marshall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... THE STORY OF CRANMER. HOMAS CKANMEKwas born at Aslacton, Northamptonshire, on the 2d July 1489, being the second son of Thomas Cranmer and Agnes Hatfield. The family was old and respectable, and ranked among the landed gentry of the county. He was put to school in his birthplace, his teacher being 'a rude parish clerk,' more noted for the rigour of his discipline than for any other tutorial quality with which we have been made acquainted. His education in his boyhood, being meant for that of a gentleman, included other branches, as hunting, hawking, and riding, in which it would seem that he made as much proficiency as in letters. It is recorded of him, that in after life, though his sight was very defective, he 'could shoot with the long-bow, and many times kill the deer with his cross-bow;' and that he could mount and ride the most spirited and unruly steed that came into his stables. In 1503, before which he had lost his father, and when he was only fourteen years of age, he was sent to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he made good progress, became Master of Arts, and, about 1510, was elected a fellow of his college. Two years had not elapsed when he married, and thus forfeited his fellowship. His wife was related to the wife of the keeper of the Dolphin Inn, Cambridge. After their marriage, she resided in the house of that relation, which he, of course, frequented; and hence the silly gossip, not without a tinge of malignity, which, after he had risen to the Primacy, represented him as ' but an hostler, and therefore without all good learning.' On the loss of his fellowship, he was appointed a reader or lecturer in Magdalen, then Buckingham, College. His college life was a life of assiduous and unwearied study; and his studies were not confined within ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... THE STORY OF CRANMER. HOMAS CKANMEKwas born at Aslacton, Northamptonshire, on the 2d July 1489, being the second son of Thomas...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217638686

ISBN - 13:9780217638685

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