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Langton

[ lang-tuhn ]
/ ˈlæŋ tən /
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noun

Stephen, c1165–1228, English theologian, historian, and poet: archbishop of Canterbury.

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Langton
/ (ˈlæŋtən) /

noun

Stephen. ?1150–1228, English cardinal; archbishop of Canterbury (1213–28). He was consecrated archbishop by Pope Innocent III in 1207 but was kept out of his see by King John until 1213. He was partly responsible for the Magna Carta (1215)
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