Cosmo Gordon Lang Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Lang
Person Male Born 31/10/1864 Died 5/12/1945
Born in the Fyvie Manse, Aberdeen. Archbishop of Canterbury, 1928-1942, during which he played a key role in the 1936 crisis surrounding the abdication of King Edward VIII, going on to crown George VI as King in 1937. Named Baron Lang of Lambeth in 1942. Living in a grace-and-favour house in Kew he died of a heart attack on his way to Kew Gardens Station to attend a debate in the House of Lords. Played by Derek Jacobi in the 2010 King's Speech.