The first Archbishop of England was St. Augustine who took the title of Canterbury in 598. There are now 44 archbishops and bishops out of which 26 are permitted to sit in the House of Lords.
(St. Augustine by Botticelli)
The Bishops of the Church of England represent Dioceses. The size of some of these dioceses is such that they are subdivided into smaller areas and come under the jurisdiction of a ‘suffragan bishop’.
These dioceses are grouped into two Provinces one of which is under The Archbishop of Canterbury – The Primate of All England. And the other is under The Archbishop of York – The Primate of England. Next in seniority is the Bishop of London who is responsible for the Bishops of Willesden, Southwark, Edmonton, Fulham, Stepney, and Kensington. After which follow the Bishops of Durham and Winchester.
The British Monarch has the constitutional title of Supreme Governor of the Church of England