On This Day…
7th April 1848
Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth Born
Archbishop of Canterbury. Born Edinburgh. A pupil at Harrow. Suffered all his adult life from the damage to his lower back caused by a shooting accident. 1877 married Edith daughter of Archibald Tait, the Archbishop of Canterbury at the time, but they had no children. A favourite of Queen Victoria. Archbishop of Canterbury 1903 – 28, the first to retire, rather than die in office. He resigned on 12 November 1928, his golden wedding anniversary. Died at home, 10 Cheyne Walk.
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