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26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Matthew Parker’s meeting – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| April 26, 2019

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Matthew Parker’s meeting – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 26th April, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain, Matthew Parker, and the words that she spoke to him that day had such an impact on him that they stayed with him for the rest of his life and made him take a job serving her daughter, that he just […]

6 August 1504 – The birth of Matthew Parker, a man loyal to Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

| August 6, 2018

6 August 1504 – The birth of Matthew Parker, a man loyal to Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 6th August 1504, Matthew Parker, a man who served as chaplain to Queen Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, and as Archbishop of Canterbury to Queen Elizabeth I, was born in the parish of St Saviour, Norwich, East Anglia, to a worsted weaver and his wife. His loyalty to his […]

26 April 1536 – The queen meets with her chaplain

| April 26, 2018

According to Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury in Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, it was on or around this date (six days before Anne’s arrest) that he met with Queen Anne Boleyn. He was serving as one of her chaplains at the time. According to Parker, she spoke words to him that day that made him […]

6 August 1504 – Birth of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury and good friend to Anne Boleyn

| August 6, 2017

6 August 1504 – Birth of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury and good friend to Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 6th August 1504, Matthew Parker, was born in the parish of St Saviour, Norwich, East Anglia. He was born the son of a worsted weaver but his destiny wasn’t weaving, Parker was destined for the Church and for royal service too. In around 1520, Parker began his studies at Corpus […]

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn, Matthew Parker and a promise

| April 26, 2017

Sometime around 26th April 1536, six days before her arrest, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain Matthew Parker and made him promise to do something for her. We have no idea what was said at this meeting, what Anne wanted him to do, but whatever was said was something that stayed with Parker and […]

Matthew Parker, a man “so much bound” to Anne Boleyn

| August 6, 2016

Matthew Parker, a man “so much bound” to Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 6th August 1504, Matthew Parker was born in the parish of St Saviour, Norwich, East Anglia. He was born the son of a worsted weaver but his destiny wasn’t weaving, Parker was destined for the Church and for royal service too. In around 1520, Parker began his studies at Corpus […]

26 April 1536 – Matthew Parker makes a promise to Queen Anne Boleyn

| April 26, 2016

26 April 1536 – Matthew Parker makes a promise to Queen Anne Boleyn

On or around this day in history, 26th April 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain Matthew Parker and made him promise to do something for her. This promise stayed with him and caused him to feel so bound to Anne’s daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth I in 1558, that he took the office […]

Birth of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury

| August 6, 2015

Birth of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury

On this day in history, 6th August 1504, Matthew Parker, chaplain to Anne Boleyn and Archbishop of Canterbury to Elizabeth I, was born in the parish of St Saviour, Norwich. Parker was the son of worsted weaver William Parker and his wife Alice Monings [Monins] from Kent. I have a real soft spot for Parker. […]

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