March 1556 in history

March 1556 events chronologically

Mar 21 In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake

Born in March 1556

Mar 7 Guillaume du Vair a French author and lawyer.

Died in March 1556

Mar 21 Thomas Cranmer a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary He helped build the case for the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which was one of the causes of the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See. Along with Thomas Cromwell, he supported the principle of Royal Supremacy, in which the king was considered sovereign over the Church within his realm