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Parker, Matthew (1504-75), Archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Norwich. At Cambridge he was famous both for his scholarship and his preaching. In 1544 he became Master of Corpus Christi College and, after having been chaplain to Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII., was made Dean of Ely by Edward VI. At the accession of Mary, when he had for some years been a Protestant, he was deprived of his offices; but when Elizabeth came to the throne she made him Primate, in spite of his beiug a married man. With her he elaborated the compromise with the extreme Protestants which was formulated in the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1562. To him was due also the Bishop's Bible. .. .. .