19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Stafford, sister of Anne Boleyn

Posted By on July 19, 2015

Portrait of an unknown woman, possibly Mary Boleyn

Portrait of an unknown woman, possibly Mary Boleyn

Today is the anniversary of the death of Mary Stafford (née Boleyn), other married name Carey, in 1543.

You can read more about Mary’s death and her inquisition post mortem in my article from last year – click here – and you can read more about Mary Boleyn herself in Sarah Bryson’s article over at The Tudor Society – click here.

Also on this day in history…

  • 1545 – Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, sank right in front of his eyes in the Battle of the Solent between the English and French fleets. Click here to read more about this.
  • 1553 – Mary I was proclaimed queen in place of Lady Jane Grey. Click here to find out more.
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