Gilbert Sheldon

(1598—1677) archbishop of Canterbury

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Abp. of Canterbury from 1663. In 1660 he became Bp. of London and Master of the Savoy, and in 1661 the Savoy Conference met at his lodgings. As Archbishop he worked for the re-establishment of W. Laud's religious principles. He carried through the arrangement whereby the Convocations ceased to tax the clergy (1664).

Subjects: Christianity.

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