As I sit here in Lambeth, home of Lambeth Palace, the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury —
Yesterday I couldn’t resist taking several photos of the 1888 monument in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This panel on the monument includes a quotation spoken by the Archbishop of Canterbury character in Shakespeare’s Henry V. When Prince Hal’s father dies, Hal (a.k.a. Harry) becomes King Henry V, and as the Archbishop of Canterbury notes, the new responsibilities instantaneous turned the revelling boy into a serious-minded adult.
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WADI KHARRAR, JORDAN – FEBRUARY 20: Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams heads towards the River Jordan, on February 20, 2010, in Wadi Kharrar, Jordan. Williams, who expressed his fears over the ‘eroding Christian presence in the Holy Land’, layed the foundation stone for the Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist at the site which is to be built on land donated by Jordan’s King Abdullah. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)
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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams presides over a service at the Baptism site at the River Jordan, on February 20, 2010, in Wadi Kharrar, Jordan.