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Matthew Parker (1504–1575) by Remigius Hogenberg, 1572 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Parker, Matthew (1504–1575), archbishop of Canterbury and patron of scholarship, was born, according to his own account, in the parish of St Saviour, close to the heart of Norwich, on 6 August 1504. One of six children, he was born into armigerous families on both sides. His father, ...