Lambeth Palace

The London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for seven centuries. It is located on the Thames Embankment opposite the Houses of Parliament, and it has been the location of many historic events. The followers of Wycliffe were imprisoned and tortured at the Lollard's Tower (erected 1320). The English archbishops consecrated William White and Samuel Provoost as the first American bishops in the English succession in the chapel (built 1245). In 1867 in the Hall (built in the seventeenth century), the bishops of the Anglican Communion met for the first of a series of Lambeth Conferences.

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