Tag Archives: John Whitgift

Tudor sculptor’s Minster memorials stand the test of time

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Following up on an enquiry from a visitor to Croydon Minster, DAVID MORGAN goes in search of the sculptor of one of the church’s best-known tombs Visitors to Croydon Minster often ask interesting questions about the history of … Continue reading

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How Elizabeth I’s favourite archbishop became ‘Mr Croydon’

Croydon’s history is intertwined with the Archbishops of Canterbury, with six of them buried at Croydon Minster. Here DAVID MORGAN explains how two of the most powerful men in the country managed to survive the turbulent times of Tudor England … Continue reading

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‘Wise, Prudent and Just’: the Archbishop buried in Croydon

MARVELS OF THE MINSTER: Croydon Parish Church, as it was known, has a history that stretches back a thousand years, and much of it is inextricably linked with the Archbishops of Canterbury – six of them are buried there. Here, … Continue reading

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Historical assets ought to be foundation for Croydon’s future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A charitable foundation with assets of more than £200 million could be doing more to make the most of the borough’s historical heritage, says DAVID CALLAM  The Whitgift Foundation is seeking commercial sponsors for a festival in June. … Continue reading

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