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Archbishop of York 1926

Archbishop of York
Archbishop of York
Archbishop of York
Date 1926
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
B289 B294
Top: The location is St Oswalds Church, Cosmo Gordon Lang Archbishop of York is in the centre, his robe held by two boys.
Lang was appointed Archbishop of York in 1908 and became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1928.
He was a vocal critic of King Edward V111 and played a major part in the Abdication crisis of 1936.
In 1942 he retired and was created a Baronet.

Bottom: Procession of clergymen through the garden of the old Rectory.
Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of York is last in the line with a boy supporting his robe.


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