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Parker, Matthew
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(Aug 6, 1504, Norwich – May 17, 1575, Lambeth), son of a well-to-do weaver, studied at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge from 1522 to 1528; he remained close to the college throughout his life, being elected master in 1544. His collection of medieval manuscripts became the core of the college’s Parker Library. At Cambridge Parker was won to the Protestant cause (T. Bilney, H. Latimer). In 1535 Anne Boleyn, the mother of Elizabeth I, appointed Parker, now a well-known preacher, as her chaplain. At the same time, he was pursuing his academic career, be…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Parker, Matthew”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024367>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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