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Encyclopedia > Randall Thomas Davidson
Randall Thomas Davidson, by Leslie Ward, 1901.
Randall Thomas Davidson, by Leslie Ward, 1901.

Randall Thomas Davidson, 1st Baron Davidson of Lambeth, KCVO (April 7, 1848May 25, 1930) was an Anglican clergyman of Scottish origin who served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1903 to 1928. He studied at Harrow School and Oxford University and served as chaplain to Archibald Campbell Tait when Tait was Archbishop of Canterbury and married Tait's daughter. After Tait's death he remained at Lambeth Palace as Chaplain to Edward White Benson when he became Archbishop of Canterbury. A favourite of Queen Victoria, Davidson was appointed Dean of Windsor at a very young age. He was subsequently Bishop of Rochester and Bishop of Winchester before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury in 1903. He played a major part in the funeral ceremonies for Queen Victoria in 1901, taking care, along with Dr. James Reid, of the wake at Osborne House, Isle of Wight. He was the first Archbishop of Canterbury to retire, all his predecessors having died in office. See G.K.A Bell Randall Davidson Image File history File links Randall_Thomas_Davidson. ... Image File history File links Randall_Thomas_Davidson. ... Sir Leslie Ward (1851–1922) was a British portrait artist and caricaturist. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given religion. ... 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. ... Harrow School, normally just known as Harrow, is one of the worlds most famous schools. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... A chaplain is typically a member of the clergy serving a group of people who are not organized as a mission or church; lay chaplains are also found in some settings such as universities. ... Archibald Campbell Tait (21 December 1811 _ 3 December 1882) was an archbishop of Canterbury. ... Lambeth Palaces gatehouse. ... Edward White Benson (July 14, 1829 – October 11, 1896) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1882 until his death. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... The Dean of Windsor is the spiritual head of the Canons of St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle. ... Osborne House and its grounds are now open to the public Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK. // History The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ...

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Anthony Wilson Thorold
Bishop of Rochester
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Edward Stuart Talbot
Preceded by
Anthony Wilson Thorold
Bishop of Winchester
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Herbert Edward Ryle
Preceded by
Frederick Temple
Archbishop of Canterbury
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Cosmo Lang
Peerage of the United Kingdom
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Baron Davidson of Lambeth
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Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson --  Encyclopædia Britannica (553 words)
Scottish poet and playwright John Davidson was a master of the narrative lyrical ballad.
U.S. poet, novelist, and critic Randall Jarrell is noted for revitalizing the reputations of Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams in his literary criticism of the 1950s.
Includes sections on Davidson's life and influence, his philosophy of the anomalism of the mental, and his causal explanation of action.
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