Archbishops’ remains discovered in London
The remains of five archbishops of Canterbury, dating from the 17th century onwards, have been discovered beneath the church of St Mary-at-Lambeth. In a hidden crypt beneath the church, which was deconsecrated in 1972, lay a pile of 30 lead coffins, one topped with a red-and-gold mitre. Among those buried in the crypt was Richard Bancroft, the archbishop who oversaw the production of the King James Bible.
The remains of archbishop Richard Bancroft were among those found in Lambeth