London Toronto Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1931. Photogravure. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, photogravure frontispiece portrait of Thomas Cranmer, Mylar-protected lettered gray dust jacket (price-clipped) with red lettering, 323,  pages. Very Good / Very Good. Item #3695
Hilaire Belloc (1870 – 1953) was a prolific Anglo-French writer and historian, who was also an orator, poet, sailor, satirist, soldier and political activist. His Catholic faith had a strong impact on his works and is evident in this study of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (1489 – 1556). As Archbishop of Canterbury, Cranmer was deeply involved with the Reformation, the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which helped precipitate the schism between Catholicism and the Church of England under King Henry the Eighth.
SCARCE in the Very Good dust jacket, which is surprisingly complete and clean, though chipped at the top of its spine This has caused the cloth thus exposed to become bleached. Slight residue of a small rusty paperclip at the top of two front endpapers.