Elizabeth Boleyn’s death – 3 April 1538

Posted By on April 3, 2020

On this day in history, Wednesday 3rd April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, died at Baynard’s Castle, home of the Abbot of Reading, in London.

Elizabeth was in her early sixties and she died just less than two years after the executions of her son and daughter, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, and Queen Anne Boleyn.

Her cause of death is unknown, but in April 1536 she had been suffering with a bad cough and Anne, when she was arrested, was worried about her mother’s health.

You can find out more about Elizabeth Boleyn in the videos and articles below.

COMMENTS ABOUT "Elizabeth Boleyn’s death – 3 April 1538"
6 COMMENTS - LEAVE YOURS »

A heartfelt message for you

Posted By on April 3, 2020

If you don’t follow my YouTube channel, you might have missed this message I posted yesterday. I just want you all to know that I’m thinking of you and wishing all the best to you, your family and friends.

COMMENTS ABOUT "A heartfelt message for you"
7 COMMENTS - LEAVE YOURS »

Need a reason to celebrate?

As well as being a Tudor history buff, I’m a complete Potterhead and Rufus Scrimgeour’s words from the movie “Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows part 1” have been on my mind: “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today…”. Yes, we’re in […]

24 March 1603 – Queen Elizabeth I dies at Richmond Palace

On this day in Tudor history, 24th March 1603, sixty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth I, the only daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, “departed from this life, mildly like a lamb” at Richmond Palace. Elizabeth I had ruled England for over forty-four years, since 17th November 1558, and her reign has gone down in history as […]

Tudor history goodies to cheer you up and keep you busy!

Tudor history goodies to cheer you up and keep you busy!

Here in Spain, we’re on lockdown. We’re well, everything is fine, but it’s just a bit weird, Suddenly, even though I usually work from home, run on my treadmill and don’t go out a huge amount, I’m desperate to leave the house. Oh well! Desperate times and all that… I’m conscious of the fact that […]

In memory of one of my very favourite Tudor personalities, Thomas Boleyn

In memory of one of my very favourite Tudor personalities, Thomas Boleyn

Today is the anniversary of the death of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, father of Queen Anne Boleyn. He died at the family home, Hever Castle, in Kent, on 12th March 1539. His servant, Robert Cranwell, informed Thomas Cromwell of Thomas’s death, writing “My good lord and master is dead. He made the end of […]

Oh to go back in time to the Château Vert Pageant!

Sometimes I wish that I was a timewalker, or that I had a Tardis, or could walk through standing stones…. Oh to be able to go back to my favourite historical events, just for 30 minutes or so! Wouldn’t that be wonderful? And one of the events near the top of my want-to-see list is […]

Ash Wednesday and Lent in Tudor times

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, which in Tudor times was a time of fasting and prayer. In the latest edition of Teasel’s Tudor Trivia, Claire tells Teasel (and you!) all about what Tudor people did on Ash Wednesday and how Lent was marked in Tudor times.