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Thomas Secker

(1693—1768) archbishop of Canterbury


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(1693–1768),

Abp. of Canterbury from 1758. After qualifying in medicine, he was won over from Dissent to the C of E and ordained priest in 1723. Through the favour of Queen Caroline, he achieved rapid preferment. He stood for tolerance and good sense in general. He favoured the dispatch of bishops to the American colonies.

Subjects: Christianity.


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