Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – The Fall of the Boleyns by Sarah Bryson

| April 10, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – The Fall of the Boleyns by Sarah Bryson

Thank you again to Sarah Bryson from the Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History Page for the eighth part of her series on Mary Boleyn, I know that many of you are enjoying this examination of Mary’s life. On May 19th at approximately 9am Anne Boleyn, wearing a robe of grey damask trimmed with fur over […]

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – From Widowhood to William Stafford by Sarah Bryson

| March 29, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – From Widowhood to William Stafford by Sarah Bryson

Apologies for my absence over the past few days, but thank you so much to Sarah Bryson from the Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History Page for the seventh part of her series on Mary Boleyn… On June 22nd 1528 tragedy struck. Mary’s husband William Carey became gravely ill and sometime during that fateful day he […]

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Religion by Sarah Bryson

| March 23, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Religion by Sarah Bryson

Thank you so much to Sarah Bryson from the Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History Page for the next instalment of her series on Mary Boleyn… Absolutely nothing has been recorded regarding the religious beliefs of Mary Boleyn. There are no personal letters left which hint at Mary’s religious leanings, there are no mentions of her […]

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Fathers and Fertility by Sarah Bryson

| March 7, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Fathers and Fertility by Sarah Bryson

As I’m over at Sarah’s blog Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History today as part of my virtual book tour, I thought it was only fitting to publish the next instalment of Sarah’s series on Mary Boleyn. Thanks, Sarah! For as long as I have been interested in Mary Boleyn and her life I have […]

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – France by Sarah Bryson

| February 21, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – France by Sarah Bryson

Following on from her previous three posts on Mary Boleyn, Sarah Bryson considers Mary’s time in France… It is most commonly accepted that during her time in France Mary Boleyn became the mistress of King Francis I. During her time at the French court she reportedly gained a reputation for being a woman of loose […]

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Personality and Appearance by Sarah Bryson

| February 10, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Personality and Appearance by Sarah Bryson

Following on from her previous posts on Mary Boleyn’s Birth and her childhood and education, Sarah Bryson considers Mary’s personality and appearance… One of the most frustrating aspects when researching Mary Boleyn is the fact that there is not even an authenticated portrait of her. As with many people of the Tudor age there is […]

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Childhood and Education by Sarah Bryson

| February 1, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Childhood and Education by Sarah Bryson

In part one of this series on Mary Boleyn, I established that Mary Boleyn was born in approximately 1500 and was most likely the first child of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard. Records also tell us that in 1514 Mary Boleyn was selected as a maid of honour to Mary Tudor who travelled to France […]

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Birth by Sarah Bryson

| January 27, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Birth by Sarah Bryson

Today we have a guest post, the first in a series, on Anne Boleyn’s sister, Mary. Thank you so much to Sarah Bryson for writing this series for us! Mary Boleyn: The Unknown Sister – Part One: Birth Over the next few weeks/months I will be looking at Mary Boleyn’s life and trying to explore […]