Reverendissimus in Christo Pater, Guillielmus Wake, Providentia Divina Archiepiscopus Cantuarienlis totius Anglia Primas et Metropolitanus sereissimo Regi Georgio a Secretiorilus Consilys.

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Reverendissimus in Christo Pater, Guillielmus Wake, Providentia Divina Archiepiscopus Cantuarienlis totius Anglia Primas et Metropolitanus sereissimo Regi Georgio a Secretiorilus Consilys.
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Archbishop of Canterbury from 1716 to his death in Lambeth, 1736-7.
Wake was a man of wide reading, of immense industry, and of a liberal and tolerant spirit. Some of his speeches in Parliament may appear inconsistent with this last quality, as when he argued against Lord Stanhope’s bill in 1718 for repealing certain clauses in the Corporation and Test Acts, or when in 1721, he opposed the Government measure for granting relief to the Quakers.
He is said to have been the last archbishop of Canterbury who went from Lambeth to the Houses of Parliament by water, using the old state barge.