Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Accrord of Winchester, signed William



From Wikipedia, I found an accord signed by William the Conqueror in 1072. The signature is one of the two large crosses near the top left. The accord established the Archbishop of Canterbury to be the primate over and above that of York. That still holds today although ironically the Anglican Church denies the primacy of the Bishop of Rome over either or both of them.

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