He was president of the Royal Society from 1778-1820
This Day in British History
26 September, 672
Synod of Hertford
The Synod of Hertford was a church gathering that proclaimed the supremacy of the see of Canterbury in the English church. The Archbishop of Canterbury was given the power to divide dioceses and to create new bishops.
This monarch was Elector of Hanover when he became king of England in 1714
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