17th May 1575
Parker's death is partly attributed to exhaustion, being at the beck and call of Elizabeth and taking the blame for her unpopular laws. He was buried in Lambeth Church. His tomb was desecrated in 1648, but his remains were re interred, with the epitaph,
'Corpus Matthaei Archiepiscopi hic tandem quiescit'.
Here's an interesting thing - Did you know that Parker was the first 'Nosy Parker'?
A nosey parker as you will all know, means someone who pokes their nose into other peoples business. Allegedly, people thought Parker was far too inquisitive about church matters for his own good, they also thought he had rather a long nose.
Here's the man himself, his nose looks okay to me.