Mary BoleynOn this day in history, 19th July 1543, Mary Stafford (née Boleyn, other married name Carey), wife of William Stafford and sister of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, died. She was survived by her second husband and her children, Catherine and Henry Carey.

We know so little about the sister of Anne Boleyn and her death is also a mystery – we don’t know how she died, where she died, how old she was when she died, or where she was buried. Very frustrating!

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You can download a PDF report with clickable links to articles on Mary Boleyn and her children, Catherine and Henry Carey, along with a book list at

Two other important historical events happened on this day in history too:

  • 1545 – The sinking of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship, at the Battle of the Solent. Click here to read more.
  • 1553 – Mary I was proclaimed queen in place of Queen Jane (Lady Jane Grey). Click here to read more.

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