Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury

Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury

by Charles Williams
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Overview

William's play, published in 1936, depicts the life of Thomas Cranmer, a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of three successive monarchs. The fantastical element of the story lies in Cranmer's interactions with the character known as The Skeleton, whose purpose and role is uncertain. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet. As a member of the 'Inklings' literary group at Oxford, his work supported a strong sense of narrative. For Williams, spiritual exchanges were an undercurrent to life, and his literary explorations into Christian fantasy writing, such as 'Descent into Hell' (1937), earned him many followers. This classic work is now being republished in a new modern edition with a specially commissioned introductory biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498222952
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Charles Williams (1886-1945), author and scholar, joined the staff of the Oxford University Press in 1908, the publishing house in which he worked for the rest of his life. Throughout these years, poetry, novels, plays, biographies, history, literary criticism, and theology poured from his pen. At the beginning of the Second World War the publishing house was evacuated to Oxford where, in addition to his own writing and his editorial work for the press, he taught in the University.

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