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date: 16 December 2019

Wake, Williamlocked

(1657–1737)
  • Stephen Taylor

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Wake, William (1657–1737), archbishop of Canterbury, was born on 26 January 1657 at Blandford Forum, Dorset, the son of Colonel William Wake (1628–1705), a royalist army officer, and his wife, Amie, the daughter of Edward Cutler. The Wake family was staunchly royalist: William's...

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