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Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (coloured engraving)

St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (coloured engraving)
972878 St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Dunstan (909-988), Archbishop of Canterbury

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Burning Of Cranmer, 1556, (c1850)

The Burning Of Cranmer, 1556, (c1850). Thomas Cranmer was one of the first Anglican martyrs burned for heresy in 1556. Colour plate from Pictures of English History

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Portrait of King Henry II of England

Portrait of King Henry II of England
6337224 Portrait of King Henry II of England by Rundall, Mary Ann (d.1839) (after); (add.info.: Portrait of King Henry II of England)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Edwy and Elgiva, (mid 19th century). Creator: J Rogers

Edwy and Elgiva, (mid 19th century). Creator: J Rogers
Edwy and Elgiva, (mid 19th century). Depiction of a scene from early British history: Queen Elgiva and King Eadwig are reproved by priests, possibly Archbishop Odo and/or Saint Dunstan

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: St Dunstan and the devil, 1826

St Dunstan and the devil, 1826. Born in Glastonbury, Somerset, St Dunstan (c925-988) became Archbishop of Canterbury in 961

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: God crown you with a crown of glory and righteousness. 1953

God crown you with a crown of glory and righteousness. 1953. Elizabeth II (born 1926), Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Thomas Becket (c. 1118-70) washing the feet of beggars (engraving)

Thomas Becket (c. 1118-70) washing the feet of beggars (engraving)
KW212275 Thomas Becket (c.1118-70) washing the feet of beggars (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; Ken Welsh; English, out of copyright

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Athenaeum Club, Ballot Day (engraving)

The Athenaeum Club, Ballot Day (engraving)
1604422 The Athenaeum Club, Ballot Day (engraving) by Wilson, Thomas Walter (1851-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Athenaeum Club, Ballot Day)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Right Rev. Dr. Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Right Rev. Dr. Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Right Rev. Dr. Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1862. Engraving from a photograph by Mayall, of Regent-street

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The late Dr. John Bird Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The late Dr. John Bird Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The late Dr. John Bird Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1862. Engraving from a photograph by John and Charles Watkins. Shortly after his ordination

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Queen Victoria Awakened to Hear the News of her Accession, June 20, 1837, (1901)

Queen Victoria Awakened to Hear the News of her Accession, June 20, 1837, (1901). Princess Victoria (1819-1901) receiving the news of the death of her uncle, King William IV

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Coronation of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838, (1901). Creator: Unknown

Coronation of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838, (1901). Creator: Unknown
Coronation of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838, (1901). Victoria (1819-1901) was crowned by William Howley the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey in London

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at St. Jamess Palace, 1840, (1901)

The Marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at St. Jamess Palace, 1840, (1901)
The Marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at St. Jamess Palace, February 10, 1840, (1901). Victoria (1819-1901) and Albert (1819-1861)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Matthew Parker (1504-1575) (engraving)

Matthew Parker (1504-1575) (engraving)
5913152 Matthew Parker (1504-1575) (engraving) by Werff, Adriaan van der (1659-1722) (after); (add.info.: Portrait of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury and theologian)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Reginald Pole (1500-1558) (engraving)

Reginald Pole (1500-1558) (engraving)
5913135 Reginald Pole (1500-1558) (engraving) by Werff, Adriaan van der (1659-1722) (after); (add.info.: Reginald Pole, Cardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury. Wearing a mozzetta robe and biretta hat)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) (engraving)

Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) (engraving)
5913131 Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) (engraving) by Werff, Adriaan van der (1659-1722) (after); (add.info.: Portrait of Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury. With mitre and coat of arms)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of England. With mitre and coat of arms

William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of England. With mitre and coat of arms
5913171 William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of England. With mitre and coat of arms. Copperplate engraving by Benedict Audran after Adriaen van der Werff from Isaac de Larrey's

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Cranmer at Traitors Gate, 1553

Cranmer at Traitors Gate, 1553
3782299 Cranmer at Traitors Gate, 1553; (add.info.: Cranmer at Traitors Gate, 1553. Thomas Cranmer was archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: A View of the Ruins of the Archiepiscopal Palace and of the Church of Wrotham in Kent, 1777-1790

A View of the Ruins of the Archiepiscopal Palace and of the Church of Wrotham in Kent, 1777-1790. Creator: John Bayly
A View of the Ruins of the Archiepiscopal Palace and of the Church of Wrotham in Kent, from Edward Hasted s, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, vols. 1-3, 1777-90

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Ruins of the Ancient Archiepiscopal Palace at Otford in Kent, 1777-1790. Creator: John Bayly

Ruins of the Ancient Archiepiscopal Palace at Otford in Kent, 1777-1790. Creator: John Bayly
Ruins of the Ancient Archiepiscopal Palace at Otford in Kent, from Edward Hasted s, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, vols. 1-3, 1777-90

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury (engraving)

William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury (engraving)
961559 William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury (engraving) by English School, (17th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: William Laud (1573-1645)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Coronation of Queen Victoria, 1842. Creator: Henry Thomas Ryall

Coronation of Queen Victoria, 1842. Creator: Henry Thomas Ryall
Coronation of Queen Victoria, 1842

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Archbishop of Canterbury delivering Judgment on the Bishop of Lincoln (engraving)

The Archbishop of Canterbury delivering Judgment on the Bishop of Lincoln (engraving)
1596887 The Archbishop of Canterbury delivering Judgment on the Bishop of Lincoln (engraving) by Wilson, Thomas Walter (1851-1912); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Church and State, King Edward VII receiving an Address from the Convocation of Canterbury at St

Church and State, King Edward VII receiving an Address from the Convocation of Canterbury at St Jamess Palace
1593411 Church and State, King Edward VII receiving an Address from the Convocation of Canterbury at St Jamess Palace, 12 March (litho) by Wilson

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Victoria and Albert Museum at South Kensington

Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Victoria and Albert Museum at South Kensington
1599088 Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Victoria and Albert Museum at South Kensington, the Queens Arrival at the Pavilion (engraving) by Begg

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Coronation Clergy, the Archbishops and Bench of Bishops (litho)

The Coronation Clergy, the Archbishops and Bench of Bishops (litho)
1629871 The Coronation Clergy, the Archbishops and Bench of Bishops (litho) by Begg, Samuel (fl.1886-1916) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Coronation Clergy)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Citation of the Bishop of Lincoln before the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace (engraving)

Citation of the Bishop of Lincoln before the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace (engraving)
1626271 Citation of the Bishop of Lincoln before the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace (engraving) by Wilson, Thomas Walter (1851-1912); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Convocation of Canterbury at the Church House, Westminster

The Convocation of Canterbury at the Church House, Westminster, the Bishop of Worcester speaking in the Upper House
1615833 The Convocation of Canterbury at the Church House, Westminster, the Bishop of Worcester speaking in the Upper House (litho) by Begg

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: In the House of Lords, the Ministerial Bench (engraving)

In the House of Lords, the Ministerial Bench (engraving)
1615040 In the House of Lords, the Ministerial Bench (engraving) by Wilson, Thomas Walter (1851-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: In the House of Lords, the Ministerial Bench)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Ritual Trial at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury offering up the Opening Prayer

The Ritual Trial at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury offering up the Opening Prayer (litho)
1598826 The Ritual Trial at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury offering up the Opening Prayer (litho) by Wilson

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Enthronement of the New Archbishop of Canterbury, the Ceremony in Canterbury Cathedral (litho)

The Enthronement of the New Archbishop of Canterbury, the Ceremony in Canterbury Cathedral (litho)
1597597 The Enthronement of the New Archbishop of Canterbury, the Ceremony in Canterbury Cathedral (litho) by Begg, Samuel (fl.1886-1916) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The act of crowning during the ceremony of the Coronation of King George VI in Westminster Abbey

The act of crowning during the ceremony of the Coronation of King George VI in Westminster Abbey, London (colour litho)
5236330 The act of crowning during the ceremony of the Coronation of King George VI in Westminster Abbey, London (colour litho) by Brewer

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Supreme Moment of the Coronation Ceremony, the Archbishop of Canterbury crowning King Edward

The Supreme Moment of the Coronation Ceremony, the Archbishop of Canterbury crowning King Edward VII in Westminster
1601454 The Supreme Moment of the Coronation Ceremony, the Archbishop of Canterbury crowning King Edward VII in Westminster Abbey, 9 August 1902 (litho) by Begg

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Coronation of Their Majesties, 9 August, the Fealty of the Peers Spiritual (litho)

The Coronation of Their Majesties, 9 August, the Fealty of the Peers Spiritual (litho)
1600890 The Coronation of Their Majesties, 9 August, the Fealty of the Peers Spiritual (litho) by Stewart, Allan (1865-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Coronation of Their Majesties)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Garden-Party at Lambeth Palace on 2 July, the Archbishop of Canterbury receiving the Guests

The Garden-Party at Lambeth Palace on 2 July, the Archbishop of Canterbury receiving the Guests (litho)
1606242 The Garden-Party at Lambeth Palace on 2 July, the Archbishop of Canterbury receiving the Guests (litho) by Begg, Samuel (fl.1886-1916) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Dr Temple, Archbishop-Designate of Canterbury, opening the Pepys Mission House at Westminster

Dr Temple, Archbishop-Designate of Canterbury, opening the Pepys Mission House at Westminster (litho)
1605954 Dr Temple, Archbishop-Designate of Canterbury, opening the Pepys Mission House at Westminster (litho) by Begg, Samuel (fl.1886-1916) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dr Temple)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Reopening of St Saviours Church, Southwark, as a Cathedral for South London (engraving)

Reopening of St Saviours Church, Southwark, as a Cathedral for South London (engraving)
1597175 Reopening of St Saviours Church, Southwark, as a Cathedral for South London (engraving) by Begg, Samuel (fl.1886-1916) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Opening of the New Merchant Taylors Schools by the Prince and Princess of Wales

Opening of the New Merchant Taylors Schools by the Prince and Princess of Wales
1053521 Opening of the New Merchant Taylors Schools by the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Archbishop of Canterbury offering up a Prayer (engraving) by Durand

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Opening of Parliament by the King, 16 January (litho)

The Opening of Parliament by the King, 16 January (litho)
1629243 The Opening of Parliament by the King, 16 January (litho) by Wilson, Thomas Walter (1851-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Opening of Parliament by the King, 16 January)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: Christening of the Infant Son of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace (engraving)

Christening of the Infant Son of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace (engraving)
1053243 Christening of the Infant Son of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace (engraving) by Durand, Godefroy (1832-1896); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The recognition at the coronation of Henry VII, Sunday, October 30, 1485 (litho)

The recognition at the coronation of Henry VII, Sunday, October 30, 1485 (litho)
665037 The recognition at the coronation of Henry VII, Sunday, October 30, 1485 (litho) by Stewart, Allan (1865-1951) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The High Officials of the Coronation (engraving)

The High Officials of the Coronation (engraving)
1629783 The High Officials of the Coronation (engraving) by Wilson, Thomas Walter (1851-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: The High Officials of the Coronation, awaiting the King, Clergy)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Church House at Westminster, Opening of the Great Hall by the Duke

The Church House at Westminster, Opening of the Great Hall by the Duke and Duchess of York on 11 February (litho)
1605078 The Church House at Westminster, Opening of the Great Hall by the Duke and Duchess of York on 11 February (litho) by Begg

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Story of Thomas a Becket. No. 5 (colour litho)

The Story of Thomas a Becket. No. 5 (colour litho)
670137 The Story of Thomas a Becket. No. 5 (colour litho) by Moreland, Arthur (1876-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Story of Thomas a Becket. No. 5)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Honorary Degree of LLD conferred upon the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Honorary Degree of LLD conferred upon the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Chief Justice at Cambridge
1598120 The Honorary Degree of LLD conferred upon the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Chief Justice at Cambridge, the Public Orator presenting Dr Temple for the Degree (litho) by Begg

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: In the House of Lords, Peers Spiritual (engraving)

In the House of Lords, Peers Spiritual (engraving)
1604921 In the House of Lords, Peers Spiritual (engraving) by Wilson, Thomas Walter (1851-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: In the House of Lords, Peers Spiritual)

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: David Wilkins, c. 1735-45 (oil on canvas)

David Wilkins, c. 1735-45 (oil on canvas)
1765250 David Wilkins, c.1735-45 (oil on canvas) by Unknown artist, (18th century); 900x750 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London

Background imageArchbishop Of Canterbury Collection: The Story of Thomas a Becket. No. 4 (colour litho)

The Story of Thomas a Becket. No. 4 (colour litho)
670136 The Story of Thomas a Becket. No. 4 (colour litho) by Moreland, Arthur (1876-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Story of Thomas a Becket. No. 4)



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"The Archbishop of Canterbury: A Journey Through History and Faith" Step into the rich tapestry of history as we explore the captivating life and legacy of the Archbishop of Canterbury. From St Dunstan, an influential figure in English religious reform, to the burning of Cranmer in 1556, this coloured engraving transports us back to a tumultuous era. In 1953, amidst grandeur and solemnity, God crowned the Archbishop with glory and righteousness. This momentous occasion symbolized divine approval for his sacred duty. The Athenaeum Club's Ballot Day engraving offers a glimpse into the esteemed social circles that surrounded these spiritual leaders. Legends abound surrounding St Dunstan's encounter with the devil in 1826. This intriguing depiction showcases his unwavering faith against malevolent forces. Another tale unfolds through J Rogers' mid-19th-century creation "Edwy and Elgiva, " shedding light on royal alliances shaped by ecclesiastical influence. Thomas Becket's humble act of washing beggars' feet illustrates compassion intertwined with piety—a testament to selflessness within religious leadership. Matthew Parker's engraved image reminds us of his significant contributions during a time marked by religious upheaval. Reginald Pole's portrait captures a man whose tenure as Archbishop coincided with political turmoil—an era when religion was entangled with power struggles. Thomas Cranmer’s engraving serves as a poignant reminder of his tragic fate—his commitment to reform ultimately leading him to martyrdom. William Laud emerges from Benedict Audran’s copperplate engraving adorned with mitre and coat-of-arms—a visual representation befitting an influential Primate who left an indelible mark on England’s religious landscape. Finally, Queen Victoria awakens on that fateful day in June 1837—the news reverberating throughout her realm—her accession forever linked to the guidance and counsel she received from successive Archbishops.