The Archbishop who betrayed Edward VIII
|King Edward VIII and Archbishop Cosmo Gordon Lang|
In newly discovered Lambeth Palace archives, it was revealed that England’s first celebrity archbishop, Cosmo Gordon Lang, betrayed King Edward VIII – the Monarch he was supposed to serve – and orchestrated the Abdication crisis, reports Daily Mail.
Among the things he did, the Mail reports, was colluding with the editor of The Times to threaten Edward over his affair with divorcee Wallis Simpson. He also stooped to blackmail and rumour-mongering, falsely alleging that the King was mentally ill and an alcoholic. This was uncovered by Rev. Dr. Robert Beaken, while researching for a book.
Learn more about this at Daily Mail.