“Ahead of his three-day visit to Leicester, the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the burial of King Richard III, his last major visit in the city, in 2015. “The remains of King Richard III was reburied after his remains were found below a car park in 2012. “The right-reverend Justin Welby led the service and… Continue reading Archbishop of Canterbury found Richard’s funeral a slightly surreal experience….
Before the English Reformation, Archbishops were often related to the King, a spare brother from a branch of the Royal family. There were commoners, increasingly so as the years went on. Then the Reformation ensured that the clergy were no longer required to be celibate. Focussing particularly on the province of Canterbury, there have been… Continue reading Of well-connected Archbishops