Cranmer's family lived among the fenland folk in the village of Sutterton in the middle of the 15th century. It was from Sutterton that Cranmer's great grandfather Edmund Cranmer made a advantageous marriage to an heiress of the Aslockton or Haslerton family of Aslockton in Nottinghamshire where Cramner was born.
Cranmer was Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII and his son Edward VI. When Catholic Mary, the daughter of Henry's first wife Catherine of Aragon succeeded to the throne, he was burnt at the stake as a heretic.
......."that unworthy hand" and his dying words were, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit... I see the heavens open and Jesus standing at the right hand of God."