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Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

(1864-1945), Archbishop of Canterbury

Sitter in 51 portraits
Archbishop of Canterbury. Born in Scotland Lang entered the Church of England in 1890 as curate in a Leeds Parish church. He became the Dean of Divinity at Magdalen College, Oxford, Bishop of Stepney (1901-8) and Canon of St Paul's. In 1908 he was appointed Archbishop of York, a significant promotion which acknowledged Lang's status as a rising star, and in 1928 became Archbishop of Canterbury. During his early career Lang was prepared to challenge the establishment and he later attracted controversy for his forthright criticism of Edward VIII following the King's abdication from the throne in 1936.

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Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1700(75b)

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print, 1904 or before
NPG P1700(75b)

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Sir William Reynolds-Stephens - NPG 5753

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Sir William Reynolds-Stephens
white metal bust, 1938
NPG 5753

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Albert Howard Hester - NPG x12160

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Albert Howard Hester
cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x12160

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x12162

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide print, 1900-1904
NPG x12162

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Carl Vandyk, published by  The Regal Publishing Co - NPG x28741

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Carl Vandyk, published by The Regal Publishing Co
photogravure, 1900s-early 1910s
NPG x28741

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by William Slade Stuart, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x12161

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by William Slade Stuart, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide print, 1909
NPG x12161

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe - NPG x12163

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe
bromide print, circa 1909
NPG x12163

King George V walking to Silverwood Colliery, by Illustrated News - NPG x134968

King George V walking to Silverwood Colliery

by Illustrated News
bromide print, July 1912
NPG x134968

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39007

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39007

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Unknown photographer - NPG x28740

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Unknown photographer
bromide print on card mount, 1920s
NPG x28740

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x92072

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on tissue, 1930s
NPG x92072

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x135656

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 15 November 1934
NPG x135656

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152108

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 27 February 1936
NPG x152108

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152111

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 27 February 1936
NPG x152111

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