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    Before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury he was Bishop of; Rochester (1419-21), Chichester (1421), London (1421-5) and York (1425-52). 1454: Thomas Bourchier. Also served as Chancellor of England from 1455 to 1456, during an illness of Henry VI and while Richard of York was Protector. 1486: John Morton.

  2. Henry VIII, King of England, b. June 28, 1491; d. January 28, 1547. He was the second son and third child of his father, Henry VII. His elder brother Arthur died in April, 1502, and consequently Henry became heir to the throne when he was not yet quite eleven years old. It has been asserted that Henry’s interest in theological questions was ...

  3. Thomas Cranmer – Archbishop of Canterbury; replaces Wolsey as Henry's chief adviser Stephen Gardiner – close ally of Wolsey; King's secretary; later Bishop of Winchester Lord Chamberlain– historically, the play covers a period in which the position was held by both Somerset and Lord Sands, but the play presents the character as one ...

  4. The king, after receiving news that Anne is in labor, summons Cranmer, assures him of royal support, and gives him a ring to show the Privy Council if need be. The king is then told of the birth of his daughter. Scene 1. Enter Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, a Page with a. torch before him, met by Sir Thomas Lovell.

  5. May 21, 2020 · Henry VIII to Canterbury. Today 21 May is the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII setting out for Canterbury. Early on the morning of 21 May 1520, after the Ascension, the King and Queen Katharine (of Aragon), accompanied by Cardinal Wolsey and a huge entourage, left Greenwich Palace. A very long procession went uphill towards Blackheath.

  6. Thomas Wolsey (1473–1530), Lord High Chancellor of England (1515–1529), Archbishop of York (1514–1530), cardinal (1515), the King's chief adviser. The 1516 death of Ferdinand II of Aragon, Henry VIII's father-in-law and England's closest ally, was a further blow. Ferdinand was succeeded by Charles V, who immediately proposed peace with ...

  7. King Henry VIII (1491-1547) ... Bishop of Rochester, as well as other ... Canterbury was destroyed on Henry’s orders in 1538 and his name was removed

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