Editors. "Matthew Parker becomes Archbishop of Canterbury". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14979, accessed 23 December 2014.]
Matthew Parker is consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury, a post which he holds until his death in 1575. He is a moderate Protestant, chosen by Elizabeth as an appropriately uncontentious candidate, but during his time in office, he nonetheless faces difficulties from ecclesiastical reformers and puritans, especially over the issue of vestments.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.