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Canterbury, Archbishop of 

In the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury is the "Primate of all England and Metropolitan" of the ecclesiastical province of Canterbury in southern England. In addition to a palace at Canterbury, the Archbishop of Canterbury also has a residence at Lambeth Palace in London. The history of the present see begins in 597, with the arrival of St. Augustine. However, Canterbury was the seat of a bishop named Liudhard, who had been sent by the King of the West Franks, prior to 597. Augustine was sent by Pope Gregory I to convert the Anglo-Saxons. He was well received by Ethelbert (Aethelbehrt), King of Kent. Ethelbert's wife, Bertha, was a Christian princess and the daughter of the King of the West Franks who had sent Liudhard. 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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