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Macmillan's Magazine, by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (Macmillan and Co., 1970)

Page 386

...As to her religious education, the zealous reformer Parker, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, had in 1533 or 1534 succeeded Betts as chaplain to Anne Boleyn, with whom he soon rose to great favour, and who, not long before her death, gave him particular charge as to Elizabeth, "that she might not want his pious and wise counsel." Elizabeth was thus early brought into the sphere of the principles of the Reformation. As early as 1535, when Elizabeth was two years old, it is recorded that Parker preached before her at Hatfield. Outwardly, however, she remained like the other royal children, of the religion of her father, Catholicism, without the Papal supremacy. A list of Elizabeth's Hatfield household, which appears from internal evidence to have been drawn up some time before Henry's death is preserved. The ladies attending on her were Lady Troy, (Lady Herbert of Troy, a relative of the Pembroke family, who continued with her till after Henry's death), Mistress Chambrini, (Mrs. Catherine Chambron), the Lady Gard, Elizabeth Candyseye, or Canish (Cavendish), and Mary Norne; the gentlemen were Thomas Torrell, Robert Power, and Richard Sands.


Transcribed by Adrian Benjamin Burke, Esq.


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