Meditation and Reflection

Cranmer - hand in fire2a

On this day, 459 years ago, a man was burned at the stake for 'heresy'

  On this day, 459 years ago, a man was burned at the stake for 'heresy' – essentially for holding conflicting personal, political and theological loyalties. He bequeathed to us a tome of carefully balanced liturgical poetry and prose, reflecting…
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The martyrdom of Thomas Becket

  On this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered by the knights of King Henry II in Canterbury Cathedral. It was muddled politics and religion -…