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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Born August 6th,

*1504,

Dud. Harmth

THE

LIFE AND ACTS

OF

MATTHEW PARKER,

THE FIRST ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, IN THE

REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

Various Transcripts oi Records, Letters, Instruments, and other Papers, for

the asserting or illustrating the foregoing History.

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TO HIS GRACE

THE MOST REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,

THOMAS,

BY THE DIVINE PROVIDENCE, LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY,

PRIMATE OF ALL ENGLAND, AND METROPOLITAN;

AND

ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURABLE PRIVY COUNCIL.

May it please your Grace, As I did, divers years ago, present Memorials of CRANMER, the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury, to your immediate predecessor in the said see; so I am ambitious to dedicate this Life of PARKER, the second Protestant Archbishop, unto your Grace: both of them equal, as in the great work they undertook, of reforming corrupt religion, and restoring the ancient Church of England; so in their sufferings, and all the effects of rage from evil men, for their most beneficial pains and service therein : whereof we, the succeeding generations in this happy island, have reaped the blessed fruits in our deliverance from the foreign Romish yoke, and for the holy primitive religion and worship established among us.

And, my Lord, this history of Archbishop PARKER is your due, not only as divine Providence hath

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