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The Archbishop Of Canterbury has held a prominent place in the life of English Christians and the English sovereigns since the 6th Century. This is a list of those men who were chosen for the office of Archbishop of Canterbury before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066 until the break with Rome and the beginning of the Anglican Church in the 16th Century.

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Aelfric
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
995 - 1005
Translated from Wilton
Aethelhard
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
793 - 805
Translated from Winchester; canonized: St Aethelhard
Aethelnoth
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1020 - 1038
Dean of Canterbury
Aethelred
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
870 - 888
Translated from Winchester
Alfsige
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
958 - 959
Alphege
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1006 - 1012
Translated from Winchester; Martyred by the Danes, canonized: St Alphege/St Elphege
Anselm
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1093 - 1109
Abbot of Bec; died in office: canonized: St Anselm
Athelgar
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
988 - 990
Translated from Selsey
Athelm
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
923 - 926
Translated from Wells
Augustine
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
597 - 604
Died in office. canonized: St Augustine
Baldwin
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1184 - 1190
Translated from Worcester; died in office at the Siege of Acre in the Crusades
Bertwald
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
693 - 731
Abbot of Reculver; canonized: St Bertwald
Birthelm
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
959 - 959
Translated from Wells, deposed & returned to Wells
Boniface
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1241 - 1270
Died in office
Bregwin
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
761 - 764
Canonized: St Bregwin
Cardinal Stephen Langton
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1207 - 1228
Died in office
Ceolnoth
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
833 -870
Dean of Canterbury
Cuthbert
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
740 - 760
Translated from Hereford; canonized: St Cuthbert
Deusdedit
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
655 - 664
First English archbishop of Canterbury; known as Frithona prior to consecration; died in office; canonized: St Deusdedit
Dunstan
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
959 - 988
Translated from London; canonized: St Dunstan
Edmund Rich
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1234 - 1240
Prebendary of Salisbury; died in office; canonized: St Edmund Rich (the last Archbishop of Canterbury to be canonized)
Edsige
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1038 - 1050
Canonized St Edsige. Crowned Edward the Confessor
Feologild
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
832 - 832
Abbot of Canterbury
Henry Chichele
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1414 - 1443
Translated from St David's; died in office
Henry Deane
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1501 - 1503
Translated from Salisbury; died in office
Honorius
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
627 - 653
Died in office; canonized: St Honorius
Hubert Walter
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1193 - 1205
Translated from Salisbury; Lord Chancellor; died in office
Jaenbert
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
765 - 792
Abbot of St Augustia's; canonized: St Jaenbert
John Blund
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1232 - 1233
Election quashed
John De Gray
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1205 - 1206
Bishop of Norwich; chosen by the monks but set aside by the pope
John De Stratford
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1333 - 1348
Translated from Winchester; Lord Chancellor; died in office
John De Ufford
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1348 - 1349
Dean of Lincoln, Lord Chancellor; died before consecration
John Kemp
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1452 - 1454
Translated from York; cardinal; Lord Chancellor; died in office
John Morton
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1486 - 1500
Translated from Ely; cardinal; Lord Chancellor; died in office
John of Sittingbourne
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1232 - 1232
Election quashed
John Peckham
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1279 - 1282
Canon of Lyons; provincial of Friars Minors; died in office
John Stafford
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1443 - 1452
Translated from Bath & Wells; cardinal; Lord Chancellor and Lord Treasurer; died in office
Justus
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
624 - 627
Translated from Rochester; died in office; canonized: St Justus
Lanfranc
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1070 - 1089
Abbot of Caen; died in office
Laurentius
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
604 - 619
Died in office. canonized: St Laurence of Canterbury
Lyfing
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1013 - 1020
Born Ælfstan; translated from Wells
Mellitius
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
619 - 624
Translated from London; canonized: St Mellitus
Nothelm
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
735 - 739
Canonized: St Nothelm
Odo
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
941 - 958
Translated from Wilton; canonized: St Oda
Plegmund
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
890 - 923
Preceptor to King Alfred
Ralph
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1114 - 1122
Translated from Rochester; died in office
Ralph Neville
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1231 - 1231
Bishop of Chichester, election quashed
Reginald
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1205 - 1206
Sub-prior, chosen by the monks but set aside by the king at their own request
Reginald Fitz Jocelin
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1191 - 1191
Translated from Wells; died in office
Reginald Pole
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1556 - 1558
Dean of Exeter; cardinal; last Roman Catholic archbishop; died in office
Richard
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1174 - 1184
Prior of Dover; died in office
Richard Le Grant
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1229 - 1231
Robert Burnell
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1278 - 1279
Bishop of Bath & Wells; chosen but set aside by the pope
Robert Kilwardby
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1273 - 1278
Made a cardinal; resigned
Robert of Jumièges
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1051 - 1052
Fled England and was deposed
Robert Winchelsey
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1294 - 1313
Archdeacon of Essex; Chancellor of Oxford; died in office
Roger Walden
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1397 - 1399
Deprived
Sigeric
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
990 - 994
Translated from Wilton
Simon Islip
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1349 - 1366
Prebendary of St Paul's; secretary to the king and keeper of the Privy Seal; died in office
Simon Langham
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1366 - 1368
Translated from Ely; made a cardinal and resigned the see
Simon Mepeham
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1328 - 1333
Prebendary of Chichester; excommunicated
Simon Sudbury
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1375 - 1381
Translated from London; Lord Chancellor; beheaded by the rebels under Wat Tyler
Stigand
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1052 - 1070
Bishop of Winchester; deprived of both sees for simony
Tatwin
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
731 - 734
Canonized: St Tatwine
Theobald of Bec
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1139 - 1161
Abbot of Bec; died in office
Theodore
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
668 - 690
Canonized: St Theodore of Tarsus
Thomas Arundel
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1396 - 1397
Translated from York; Lord Chancellor; charged with high treason under Richard II, fled
Thomas Arundel
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1399 - 1414
Restored by Henry IV; died in office
Thomas Becket
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1162 - 1170
Archdeacon of Canterbury, Provost of Beverley, Lord Chancellor; murdered; canonized: St Thomas of Canterbury
Thomas Bourchier
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1454 - 1486
Translated from Ely; cardinal; Lord Chancellor; died in office
Thomas Bradwardine
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1349 - 1349
Chancellor of London; died in office
Thomas Cobham
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1313 - 1313
Precentor of York; elected but not confirmed by the pope
Thomas Cranmer
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1533 - 1555
Archdeacon of Taunton; excommunicated by Rome 1533 and deprived for heresy; put to death by burning, 21 March 1556
Thomas Langton
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1501 - 1501
Bishop of Winchester; died 5 days after being chosen
Walter D'Eynsham
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1228 - 1229
Chosen but set aside by the king and the pope
Walter Reynolds
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1313 - 1327
Translated from Worcester; Lord Chancellor and Lord Treasurer; died in office
Wighard
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
666 - 668
Appointed by Pope Vitalian; died of plague before consecration
William Chillenden
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1270 - 1272
Chosen but set aside by the pope
William Courtenay
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1381 - 1396
Translated from London; died in office
William De Corbeil
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1123 - 1136
Prior of St Osyth; died in office
William Edington
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1366 - 1366
Bishop of Winchester; elected but refused the see
William Warham
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1503 - 1532
Translated from London; Lord Chancellor; accepted the schism with Rome 1531; died in office
William Whittlesey
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
1368 - 1374
Translated from Worcester; died in office
Wulfhelm
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
926 - 941
Translated from Wells
Wulfred
   was Archbishop of Canterbury from   
805 - 832
Monk at Canterbury


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Allan R. Matthes








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