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A list of all the archbishops of Canterbury (1540–1835) arranged by date of appointment. Unless otherwise stated, the year of appointment is the year of consecration and the end of tenure is the year of death.

Source:

  • Fryde, E. B., Greenway, D. E., Porter, S., Roy, I. (1986), Handbook of British Chronology (RHS, Guides and Handbooks, 2, 3rd edn, London: Royal Historical Society).

Name Year appointed Notes on appointment End of tenure Notes on end of tenure
Abbot, George 1611 confirmed 1633
Bancroft, Richard 1604 confirmed 1610
Cornwallis, Frederick 1768 confirmed 1783
Cranmer, Thomas 1533 1553 deprived
Grindal, Edmund 1576 confirmed 1583
Herring, Thomas 1747 confirmed 1757
Howley, William 1828 confirmed 1848
Hutton, Matthew 1757 confirmed 1758
Juxon, William 1660 confirmed 1663
Laud, William 1633 confirmed 1645
Manners Sutton, Charles 1805 confirmed 1828
Moore, John 1783 confirmed 1805
Parker, Matthew 1559 1575
Pole, Reginald 1556 1558
Potter, John 1737 confirmed 1747
Sancroft, William 1678 1690 deprived
Secker, Thomas 1758 confirmed 1768
Sheldon, Gilbert 1663 confirmed 1677
Tenison, Thomas 1695 confirmed 1715
Tillotson, John 1691 1694
Wake, William 1716 confirmed 1737
Whitgift, John 1583 confirmed 1604