Developed in association with Lambeth Palace Library archives, this series presents authoritative studies on the Archbishops of Canterbury. Each book combines biographical, historical, theological, social and political analysis within each archiepiscopacy, with original source material drawn from the Archbishop’s correspondence, speeches and published and unpublished writings. The Archbishops of Canterbury series offers a vital source of reference of lasting importance to scholars, students, and all readers interested in the history of the international Church.
Archbishop Randall Davidson
Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Bec Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket
Archbishop Howley, 1828–1848
Archbishop Anselm 1093–1109 Bec Missionary, Canterbury Primate, Patriarch of Another World
Archbishop Ramsey The Shape of the Church
By Andrew Atherstone
December 01, 2021
Charles Longley was Archbishop of Canterbury in the mid-1860s, at a crucial period for the development of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. He was centrally involved in a series of major controversies concerning theological radicalism, ritualism, and the identity of the established ...
By Michael Hughes
September 01, 2017
Randall Davidson was Archbishop of Canterbury for quarter of a century. Davidson was a product of the Victorian ecclesiastical and social establishment, whose advance through the Church was dependent on the patronage of Queen Victoria, but he became Archbishop at a time of huge social and political...
By Jean Truax
August 03, 2012
The first two archbishops of Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, Lanfranc and Anselm, were towering figures in the medieval church and the sixth archbishop, the martyred Thomas Becket, is perhaps the most famous figure ever to hold the office. In between these giants of the ecclesiastical world ...
By James Garrard
March 29, 2017
William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury 1828-1848, led the Church of England during the beginning and expansion of the Oxford Movement, at a time when the precursor to the Church Commissioners was established, and during the momentous debates and decisions in Parliament which saw the final retreat...
By Andrew Chandler, David Hein
July 13, 2012
Archbishop Fisher’s archiepiscopate reflected the central issues of his time and place. It was Fisher who oversaw an immense programme of reforms which effectively recast the institutions of the Church of England for generations to come. It was Fisher who proved to be the essential architect, ...
By John Edwards
June 28, 2014
This fresh exploration of the life, work and writing of Archbishop Pole, focuses particularly on Pole’s final years (1556-58) as Archbishop of Canterbury. Fully integrating Pole’s English and Continental European experiences, John Edwards places these in their historical context and signposts ...
By Sally N. Vaughn
July 13, 2012
St Anselm's archiepiscopal career, 1093-1109, spanned the reigns of two kings: William Rufus and the early years of Henry I. As the second archbishop of Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, Anselm strove to extend the reforms of his teacher and mentor at Bec, and his predecessor at Canterbury, ...
By Peter Webster
May 08, 2015
Archbishop Michael Ramsey’s archiepiscopate from 1961 to 1974 saw profound renegotiations of the relationship of the Church of England with its own flock, with the nation more widely, with the Anglican church worldwide, and with the other Christian churches. Drawing from unique source material in ...