Definition of Cranmer, Thomas in US English:

Cranmer, Thomas

proper noun

  • (1489–1556), English cleric and martyr. A leader in the English Reformation, he was appointed the first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury in 1532 and was responsible for liturgical reform and the compilation of the Book of Common Prayer (1549).He was convicted of treason and heresy under Mary Tudor and burned at the stake.


Cranmer, Thomas