How to topple a king
Posted: 19 Oct 2012 @ 00:28
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Lang, played a critical part
in the abdication of King Edward VIII, but damaged his own
reputation by his comments afterwards, says Robert
COSMO GORDON LANG had a complicated
and torn personality, and history has not always dealt kindly with
He was the Archbishop of Canterbury
from 1928 to 1942, and he had great gifts as a preacher, pastor,
and wise administrator. He was a shrewd judge of men and women, and
everyone to whom I have spoken who knew Lang has mentioned his
immense personal kindness and generosity of spirit.
But Lang ...
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