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March 21, 2013

Burning Books

Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer

On this day in 1556 Thomas Cranmer, one of the “Oxford Martyrs,” was burned at the stake. Cranmer’s promotion of the English Bible and his authorship of The Book of Common Prayer are his most significant connections to Christian literature, but for fiction readers he is known through his connection to Ray Bradbury’s book-burning novel, Fahrenheit 451.

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