April 26, 1536

Anne seeks out her chaplain, Matthew Parker, and asks him to take care of Elizabeth, should anything happen to her. Her plea, Alison Weir writes, “made a profound impression on the chaplain.” As Elizabeth’s first archbishop of Canterbury, he tells her that “he cannot forget what words her Grace’s mother said to him not six days before her apprehension.” He does not say what those words were.


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