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Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth (1848-1930), Archbishop of Canterbury

Sitter associated with 24 portraits
Ordained Deacon in 1874 and became a priest the following year. He served as Chaplain to Archibald Campbell Tait, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and married Tait's daughter, Edith. When Tait died Queen Victoria asked Davidson for an account of the deathbed scene; he so impressed her that he became her trusted confidant and was made Dean of Windsor. 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, and was responsible for the wake at Osborne House. He was the first Archbishop of Canterbury to retire in 1928, all predecessors having died in office.

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x197874

'Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Strathcona, Mr. Carnegie, & Principal Lang'

by Ernest Herbert ('E.H.') Mills, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, 1900s
NPG x197874

x5201

Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
matte bromide print on photographer's card mount, 1920s
NPG x5201

D41932

Edward White Benson; possibly Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth; Frederick Temple

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
glass lantern slide, circa 1892-1895
NPG D41932