Unmistaken Identity

The Secret Parentage of the Archbishop of Canterbury

In events that seem inspired by the script of a B-grade film from the 1950s, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the spiritual head of the world's Anglicans, has, at the age of 60, discovered that he is not who he thought he was.

After taking a DNA test to dispel rumours about his paternity, he learned that the rumours were true. His real father was the last private secretary of Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Montague Browne.

His mother, Jane Gillian Portal, who also worked for Churchill, had a brief liaison with Sir Anthony shortly before she eloped with Gavin Welby and came to the United States in 1955. She never suspected that her son Justin, who was born nine months after...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #38, fall 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo38/unmistaken-identity

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