Thomas Cromwell(1485-1542) Henry's "man" during the 1530's - engineering the break with Rome and dismantlement of the monestaries. He had protestant sympathies.
Thomas More (1478-1535) Humanist friend of Erasmus and foe of William Tyndale, served as Chancellor to Henry 8, died for refusing to sign the Act of Supremacy
John Fisher (1469-1535) Bishop of Rochester, also executed for refusing to sign the Oath of Supremacy.
Stephen Gardiner (1497-1555) Bishop that opposed Cromwell and Cranmer
Hugh Latimer (1485-1555) and Nicholas Ridley(1503-1555) Early Protestant leaders killed by Mary 1
Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) Principle architect of the Protestant Anglican Church during the reigns of Henry 8 and Edward 6, Wrote the Book of Common Prayer. Martyred by Mary 1
John Bradford(1510?-1555) Prominent Protestant pastor martyred by Mary 1
John Hooper (?-1555) Bishop who opposed Cranmer over vestments and was a Martyr in Mary's reign
Reginald Pole(1500-1558) Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury that tried to bring the English Church back to Rome during Mary 1's reign.
Thomas Cartwright (1535-1603) and Walter Travers (1548-1635), were prominent Puritan/ Presbyterian leaders during Elizebeth's reign
Matthew Parker (1504-1575) Archbishop of Canturbury under Elizabeth 1
John Jewel (1522-71): the chief Elizabethan defender of Anglicanism against Rome, wrote An Apology for the Church of England. Served as Bishop of Salisbury.
Richard Hooker (1554-1600) Anglican Churchman under Elizabeth 1 who opposed the Puritan movement. He wrote The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity,
Foxes's Book of Martyrs
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