Drawing on our archival collections, particulary the papers of Archbishop Davidson, we have drawn up a timeline of significant events  relating to the Church during the First World War. It gives a brief overview of the wealth of material that Lambeth Palace Library holds about this topic.
Since their formation in June 1964 the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library have been generous in their support of the Library. They have helped to acquire a wealth of research material for the collections, including medieval manuscripts, early printed books, drawings and prints, as well as documents relating to some of the most momentous events of British history such as the execution of Mary Queen of Scots and the dissolution of the monasteries.
Although this timeline  highlights just a small selection of the riches that the Friends have enabled the Library to acquire, it gives an insight into the quality of these aquisitions. Please check back regularly as we intend to add to this timeline over the coming months.
Dr Mark Rankin: The Illustrations in Acts and Monuments 
The 2016 Annual Lecture to the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library
Professor Mirjam Foot: Some English Archbishops and their Bindings 
The 2015 Annual Lecture to the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library
Matti Watton: Friends Acquisitions and the Archbishops of Canterbury 
Lambeth Palace Library houses the official papers of the Archbishops of Canterbury, created by his administration. Over the past fifty years, the Friends have helped the Library to make many acquisitions which complement the official material and provide further insights into Archbishops’ lives and work throughout the centuries. This talk considered some notable examples. The slides are available here: www.slideshare.net/LambethPalaceLi…s-of-canterbury 
Giles Mandelbrote: Fifty Years of Collecting by the Friends 
This talk, given on 9th April 2015, explored a few of the most important and appealing acquisitions made with the help of the Friends since 1964. It reflected on some aspects of the market for rare books and manuscripts and the changing opportunities presented to successive Lambeth Librarians. The slides are available here: www.slideshare.net/LambethPalaceLi…-by-the-friends