Arch­bish­ops’ re­mains dis­cov­ered in London

BBC History Magazine - - History Now / News -

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

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