Autographs of Royal, Noble, Learned, and Remarkable Personages Conspicuous in English History, from the Reign of Richard the Second to That of Charles the Second; With Some Illustrious Foreigners Containing Many Passages from Important
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... TEMP. ELIZABETH. 1. MA"rrHEw PARKER, D. D. the second Protestant Ancanlsaor or CANTERBURY, was born at Norwich, Aug. 6, 1504. He was educated at Benet College, Cambridge, of which he afterwards was Master. Being an excellent preacher, he was, in 1533, appointed Chaplain to Queen Anne Boleyn, and in 1537 to the King. In 1552 he was elected Dean of Lincoln; but on the accession of Mary he was deprived of all his preferments, as well for his doctrines, as for having taken a wife, of which liberty among the clergy he wrote a defence. In 1559 Elizabeth called him to the Primacy; and he 'spent the remainder of his days in establishing, through many difiiculties and much opposition, the conformity and discipline of the Church of England. The honour of the original foundation of the Society of Antiquaries is entirely due to him. He died May 17, 1575, aged 72. Portraits by Ifolbein, Hogenberg, &c.; in the Heroologia, and in Lodge's " Illustrious Portraz'ts." The passage of his writing is from a letter to Sir William Cecil (afterwards Lord Burghley), in Lansd. MSS. 11, fol. 62: " I wrot to youe in my last letters to borowe but for a we/re or two yo' bolce of Matthue Paris' story. I wold be lath to be importune;but I wold torne it to y[ comodyte qfo' own cont'?, -as jbr in other worlres ev'y man is doynge, but these ar but in few: men's hondes, and be tcstimonyes not to be lost, and tyme wold be taken." The Archbishop published an edition of Matthew Paris. 2. HENRY RADCLIFFE, fourth EARL or Svssnx, K. G. succeeded his brother Thomas in that title in 1583. He was Governor of Portsmouth; and died April 10, 1593. His Signature is from a letter dated Portsmouth, Sept. 7, ...
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