"Archbishop Parker's custody at Lambeth"
Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-1575). Artist Unknown
Public DomainArchbishop Matthew Parker (1504-1575). Artist Unknown - Credit: Wikimedia Commons


Matthew Parker was the chaplain to Anne Boleyn, the mother of Elizabeth I, and it was to his spiritual care that she entrusted her daughter just before her execution for high treason and adultery in 1536.  Known as a moderate man he survived the reign of Mary I and the persecution of Protestants, to be made Elizabeth's Archbishop of Canterbury in 1559. 


He was one of the founders of the Thirty Nine Articles which defined Anglican doctrine.



Lambeth Palace. 2004
GNU Free Documentation LicenseLambeth Palace. 2004 - Credit: Tagishsimon




Lambeth Palace, the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, stands on the south bank of the River Thames, a short distance from Westminster Palace.  It has been owned by the archbishopric since around 1200.