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Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. In his role as head of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop leads the third largest group of Christians in the world...
Timeline of Events
1207
7.15.1207
King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.
1293
4.1.1293
Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
1533
5.28.1533
The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
1556
3.21.1556
In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake.
1611
3.4.1611
George Abbot is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.