Sir Tim Ridgway’s sources at court have told him that Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, has sent a message to Sir William Kingston for her husband George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. Obviously a personal visit or letter are out of the question but the distraught Lady Rochford desperately wants to give her husband some comfort at this time.
We don’t know the full content of this message, only that Lady Rochford promised to “humbly [make] suit unto the king’s highness” for him, in other words petition His Majesty the King or His Council. Lord Rochford was understandably comforted by her words and said that he wanted to “give her thanks”. We only hope that Lady Rochford is successful in her petition.
There are rumours that Thomas Cromwell has been examining various court ladies, including the Countess of Worcester, Nan Cobham and Lady Rochford, regarding the Queen’s behaviour. We don’t know the ins and outs of what is going on and the results of these interviews but we will, of course, keep you updated as we hear news from Court. Sir Tim has his finger on the pulse!
- Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford, Julia Fox, p189-192
- LP x. 798