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Lambeth Palace's gatehouse.
Lambeth Palace's gatehouse.

Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, located in Lambeth, beside the River Thames opposite the Palace of Westminster. It was acquired by the archbishopric around 1200. Lambeth Palace by C Ford 6th March 04. ... Lambeth Palace by C Ford 6th March 04. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Lambeth is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... The Thames (pronounced /temz/) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... The Palace of Westminster, known also as the Houses of Parliament, is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) conduct their sittings. ... Events University of Paris receives charter from Philip II of France Mongol victory over Northern China — 30,000,000 killed Births Al-Abhari, Persian philosopher and mathematician (died 1265) Ulrich von Liechtenstein, German nobleman and poet (died 1278) Adam Marsh, English Franciscan (approximate date; died 1259) John Fitzalan, Lord of...


The south bank of the Thames, not part of historic London, developed slowly because the land was low and sodden: Lambeth Marsh it was called, as far downriver as Blackfriars. The name "Lambeth" embodies "hithe", a landing on the Thames: archbishops came and went by water, as did John Wycliff, who was tried here for heresy. Categories: City of London | Districts of London | London geography stubs ... The Thames (pronounced /temz/) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... Wycliffe may also refer to Wycliffe Bible Translators John Wyclif (or Wycliffe) (1328 - December 31, 1384) was an English theologian and early proponent of reform in the Roman Catholic Church during the 14th century. ...


The oldest part of the palace remaining is the Early English chapel. The so-called Lollard’s Tower, which retains evidence of its use as a prison in the 17th century, dates from 1440. There is a fine Tudor brick gatehouse built by John, cardinal Morton in 1495 (illustration, right). The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... Lollardy or Lollardry was the political and religious movement of the Lollards in late 14th century and early 15th century England. ... For alternative meanings, see number 1440. ... The Tudor style, a term applied to the Perpendicular style, was originally that of the English architecture and decorative arts produced under the Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, characterized as an amalgam of Late Gothic style formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry, with round... This article is about the 15th century English Bishop, for other uses see John Morton (disambiguation). ... Events February 22 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the citys throne. ...


The Great Hall was ransacked by Cromwellian troops during the English Civil War, and after the Restoration it was rebuilt by archbishop William Juxon in 1663 (dated) with a late Gothic hammer-beam roof, the likes of which had not been constructed for a hundred years. In this context, the choice of a hammerbeam roof was evocative; it spoke of High-Church Anglican continuity with the Old Faith (the King's brother was an avowed Catholic), a visual statement that the Interregnum was over. As with some Gothic details on University buildings of the same date, it is debated among architectural historians whether this is Gothic survival or an extraordinary early work of the Gothic Revival. The diarist Samuel Pepys recognized it for what it was: "a new old-fashioned hall" he called it. A great hall was the main room of a royal palace, a noblemans castle or a large manor house in the Middle Ages, and in the country houses of the 16th and early 17th centuries. ... The term English Civil War (or Wars) refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1651. ... William Juxon (1582 - June 4, 1663) was an English churchman, Bishop of London from 1633 to 1649 and Archbishop of Canterbury from 1660 until his death. ... // Events Prix de Rome scholarship established for students of the arts. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The portion of Lambeth Palace now inhabited by the archbishop was built in 1834 by Edward Blore (1787–1879), who rebuilt much of Buckingham Palace later. Here his work is neo-Gothic enough to have satisfied Sir Walter Scott, and it fronts a spacious quadrangle. Among the portraits of the archbishops here are examples by Hans Holbein, Anthony van Dyck, William Hogarth and Sir Joshua Reynolds. 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Edward Blore is one of the most revered 19th century English architects and antiquary. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... For the first Premier of Saskatchewan see Thomas Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott (August 14, 1771 - September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe. ... Hans Holbein is the name of two German Renaissance painters: Hans Holbein the Elder (1460-1524) Hans Holbein the Younger (c. ... Self Portrait With a Sunflower Sir Anthony (Antoon) van Dyck (*March 22, 1599 - December 9, 1641) was a Flemish painter — mainly of portraits — who became the leading court painter in England. ... William Hogarth, self-portrait, 1745 William Hogarth (November 10, 1697 – October 26, 1764) was a major British painter, engraver, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited as a pioneer in western sequential art. ... Sir Joshua Reynolds Sir Joshua Reynolds (July 16, 1723–February 23, 1792) was the most important and influential of eighteenth-century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the Grand Style in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. ...


There is a valuable library the official library of the archbishops of Canterbury, founded as a public library by archbishop Richard Bancroft in 1610, the principal holder of records for the history of the Church of England. Beyond ecclesiastical history, its rich collections are important for an immense variety of topics from the history of art and architecture to colonial and Commonwealth history, and for innumerable aspects of English social, political and economic history. It is also a significant resource for local history and genealogy. (see link below) Archbishop Richard Bancroft, DD , BD , MA , BA (1544 - November 2, 1610), archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Farnworth in Lancashire in 1544. ...


The adjacent parish church of St Mary-at-Lambeth was rebuilt around 1850, though the ancient monuments preserved give it an appearance of antiquity. Among them are tombs of some of the archbishops, including Richard Bancroft, and of the gardeners and plantsmen the two John Tradescants, father and son. St Mary's was deconsecrated in 1972, and a few years later the Museum of Garden History opened there, because of its Tradescant associations. 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Archbishop Richard Bancroft, DD , BD , MA , BA (1544 - November 2, 1610), archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Farnworth in Lancashire in 1544. ... Two John Tradescants, father and son, were among the earliest English botanists and plantsmen, travellers, collectors and all around polymaths. ... The Museum of Garden History is based in the deconsecrated parish church of St Mary-at-Lambeth adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the south bank of the River Thames in London. ...


Since 1867 the palace has been the venue for the Lambeth Conferences of Anglican bishops. 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ...


Lambeth Palace Road is to the west, Lambeth Road is to the south and Lambeth Bridge is to the south-west. Lambeth Palace, looking east across the River Thames and Lambeth Palace Road. ... Lambeth Palaces gatehouse on Lambeth Road. ... Lambeth Bridge is a road traffic and foot bridge crossing the River Thames in an east-west direction in central London; the river flows north at the crossing point. ...

Lambeth Palace, photographed looking east across the River Thames.
Lambeth Palace, photographed looking east across the River Thames.

Download high resolution version (1083x488, 55 KB)Lambeth Palace, London, Englandacross the River Thames from the north side. ... Download high resolution version (1083x488, 55 KB)Lambeth Palace, London, Englandacross the River Thames from the north side. ...

See also

The Palace of Whitehall was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698 when all except Inigo Jones 1622 Banqueting House was destroyed by fire. ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... This is a list of topics related to the United Kingdom. ...

External links

  • Lambeth Palace official website
  • Lambeth Palace Library official website

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Archbishop of Canterbury | More about Lambeth Palace (0 words)
Originally the Palace was closer to the water and the archbishops came and went (where is now the River Police Pier) in the archiepiscopal barge.
Lambeth, according to some, means loamhithe or muddy landing place and indeed the whole area of the south bank as far as Blackfriars was known as Lambeth Marsh.
Above all, Lambeth Palace is the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his family and this is reflected in the personal photographs and memorabilia throughout the rooms.
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