William Wake

(1657—1737) archbishop of Canterbury

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Abp. of Canterbury from 1716. From 1717 to 1720 he engaged in negotiations with Gallican leaders, notably L. E. Dupin, on a plan for reunion between the C of E and the French Church. Wake sympathized with Nonconformists and advocated changes in the BCP to meet their difficulties.

Subjects: Christianity.

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