From the Revd Dr Robert Beaken
Sir, - My biography of Archbishop Cosmo Lang was published by
I. B. Tauris last year. It has recently been drawn to my attention
that there are some inaccuracies at various points in chapter two
of this book.
In this chapter, I cite comments attributed to Canon Alan
Wilkinson, the church historian, which I wrongly claim were made by
him during the Channel 4 series Canterbury Tales in 1996.
As a result, I misinterpret his entry for Lang in the New
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
In fact, these television comments were made by another
contributor to the programmes, and not by Canon Wilkinson. For
these errors and for any distress caused, I sincerely apologise.
They will be corrected in any future printing.
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