Anne Thomson asks to be corrected if she is wrong in stating that the head of the Church of England, the Queen, is a woman (Letters, November 22).

I am happy to oblige her. The Queen is not in fact the head of the Church of England.

That title was last used by Mary Tudor in the 16th century.

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Since then it has been Supreme Governor, but today it has very little significance.

Dr Gavin White,

85D Market Street,

St Andrews.