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1489 CE: Thomas Cranmer, future Archbishop of Canterbury, is born in Nottinghamshire.
1529 CE: Thomas Cranmer serves as the chaplain to Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire.
1530 CE: Henry VIII of England appoints Thomas Cranmer as ambassador to the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
1531 CE: Thomas Cranmer serves as the personal chaplain of Henry VIII of England.
1533 CE - 1555 CE: Thomas Cranmer serves as the Archbishop of Canterbury.
1533 CE: Henry VIII of England marries his second wife, Anne Boleyn, in secret.
1533 CE: Henry VIII of England appoints Thomas Cranmer as the Archbishop of Canterbury.
1533 CE: Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury formally annuls Henry VIII of England’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
1534 CE: Parliament passes the Act of Succession which declares Henry VIII of England's daughter Mary (with Catherine of Aragon) illegitimate.
1534 CE: The Act of Supremacy declares Henry VIII of England the head of the Church in England and not the Pope.
1535 CE: Sir Thomas More is executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII of England as the head of the Church in England.
1536 CE: Henry VIII of England and Thomas Cromwell push a bill through Parliament which begins the Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales.
1536 CE: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, formally annuls the marriage of Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn.
1536 CE: The Pilgrimage of Grace, a popular uprising against religious changes made by Henry VIII of England, marches in the north of England.
1539 CE: Henry VIII of England approves the translation of the Bible into English.
1539 CE: Henry VIII of England guarantees certain Catholic practices with the Act of Six Articles.
1539 CE: Parliament passes an act to close all monasteries in England and Wales regardless of size.
1539 CE: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, is obliged to divorce his wife following the passing of the Act of Six Articles.
1547 CE: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, issues his 'Book of Homilies'.
1549 CE: The Kett Rebellion breaks out in Norfolk led by Robert Kett.
1549 CE: A new Book of Common Prayer is issued in England.
1549 CE: The Act of Uniformity makes the new Book of Common Prayer compulsory in England.
1552 CE: A new, even more radical Book of Common Prayer is issued in England, removing many of the Catholic elements of religious worship.
1553 CE: The First Act of Repeal reverses all the religious-aimed legislation of Edward VI of England.
1554 CE: A rebellion led by Sir Thomas Wyatt marches on London against Mary I of England.
1555 CE: The Second Act of Repeal abolishes all post-1529 CE legislation concerning religious matters in England.
1556 CE: Thomas Cranmer is burnt at the stake in Oxford for heresy.