Archbishops of Canterbury

Lists of all the Archbishops of Canterbury, including dates of birth and death (where known), dates of periods in office, places of burial, coats of arms, locations of wills (where ascertainable from biographical sources), details of images of the archbishops, and sources of biographical information. Click on the attachments, below right, to download these research guides. One covers 597-1070, the other 1052 to the present day.

There is also information on where Archbishops were educated, and where their confirmation of election took place.

The Library has also produced specific guides to its sources relating to Archbishops Reginald Pole and Thomas Cranmer, links below right.


For information about the Archbishops' papers, click here