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Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), Archbishop of Canterbury

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
Appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1533 following the death of William Warham, Cranmer carried through Henry VIII's divorce from Katherine of Aragon. In the reign of Edward VI, he was responsible for the first book of Common Prayer published in 1549. As a committed Protestant he was deprived of office under Mary I and imprisoned. Cranmer eventually acknowledged Papal supremacy and the truth of Roman Catholic doctrines except for transubstantiation, but he recanted just before his execution.

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535

Thomas Cranmer

by Gerlach Flicke
oil on panel, 1545-1546
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 535

4165

King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1570
NPG 4165

D17084

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
woodcut, 16th century
NPG D17084

D23436

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 16th century
NPG D23436

D24945

Thomas Cranmer; Henry Cole

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D24945

D34253

Thomas Cranmer; Henry Cole

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D34253

D34254

Thomas Cranmer; Juan de Villagarcia

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D34254

D23051

The Reformation

by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D23051

D24937

Thomas Cranmer

possibly by Willem de Passe
line engraving, possibly 17th century
NPG D24937

D9467

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D9467

D42454

The Primitive Reformers

by Unknown artist
etching, 17th century
NPG D42454

D24146

King Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer

by Robert White
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D24146

D24908

Thomas Cranmer

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1679
NPG D24908

D24926

5 Bishops including Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Thomas Cranmer, John Hooper and Robert Farrar

possibly by Thomas Bowles Sr, or by Thomas Bowles Jr
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24926

D24938

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24938

D24941

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24941

D24943

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24943

D19937

'The Bishops who suffer'd Martyrdom for the Protestant Faith; under the Persecution of Queen Mary I'

by and sold by Robert White, printed and sold by John King
line engraving, published circa 1700
NPG D19937