Exploring the Protestant Martyrs

Exploring the Protestant Martyrs

21st March 1556: Thomas Cranmer burns at the stake

BBC History magazine March 2015


The March edition of BBC History magazine includes an article about the burning of Henry VIII’s Archbishop, Thomas Cranmer, with an illustration taken from the 1563 editon of John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments, known as ‘The Book of Martyrs’.



Among our Chained Library and Special Collections, which have been donated to the school, can be found three volumes of the 1684 edition of this work, including the volume that lists Cranmer and the other protestant martyrs who were burnt at the stake during the reign of Mary Tudor.

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