George Cromer

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For the U.S. Representative from Indiana, see George W. Cromer.

George Cromer (died 1543) was Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland in the reign of Henry VIII of England, from 1521/2.[1]

He was English by birth, but little is known about his family. Caught up in Henry's reformation of the Church of England, he was deprived of his see, Armagh.[2] He continued in place as archbishop, despite suspicions from Henry about his true beliefs and also despite being suspended by the Pope for alleged heresy.[3][4]

He was Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1531, as a placeman of Garrett, 9th Earl of Kildare[5][6]

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  • Chapter in A.J. Hughes, William Nolan (eds.) (2001), Armagh: Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County

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