BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Aug. 13, 1928

The Lords—

¶Heard with emotion the valedictory oration of the Most Reverend Randall Thomas Davidson, who now automatically loses his seat in the House of Lords, as a result of his resignation as Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England (TIME, June 25).

Beloved and venerable Dr. Davidson hurled his last parliamentary attack against a bill legalizing the marriage of a widower to his aunt or niece by marriage.* Although the measure had seemed certain to pass, it was defeated by one vote out of respect to the Primate, who thus departed in...

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