Queen Elizabeth II’s Role in the Church of England Dear Sir,      Archbishop Rowan warns against self-deception regarding the supreme government of the Church of England, seemingly unaware himself that there are no ecclesiastical, political or constitutional grounds for assuming Elizabeth II to be that church’s Supreme Governor.      At the Elizabethan Settlement, Cox, Sandys, Grindal etc. persuaded Elizabeth I to drop the title of Supreme Head formerly held by her father and half-sister. Instead, she was advised to adopt the title of Supreme Governor of the Realm. This title was later confirmed, not by the Queen herself, nor by Convocation, which was not consulted, but by Parliament who in April, 1559 decreed… Full Article

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