7 April 1538 – Elizabeth Boleyn is buried at Lambeth
Posted By Claire on April 7, 2016
Following her death near Baynard’s Castle, London, three days earlier, Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, was buried at St Mary’s Church, Lambeth, just next to Lambeth Palace, on 7th April 1538.
St Mary’s is the resting place of several members of the Howard family, with one of its chapels being known as the Howard Chapel. Just three years before Elizabeth’s death, her aunt, Lady Katherine Howard, wife of John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners, had been buried there.
Elizabeth was survived by her husband Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, her daughter Mary Boleyn (now Stafford) and her grandchildren: Catherine Carey, Henry Carey and Elizabeth (future Elizabeth I).
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I pity the mother.
And the wife of an ever-faithful servant to the king’s interests.
Discrete as she was, I think she could not admit, nor understand the fate on this occasion.
I hate the words of Charles Brandon adressed to Thomas boleyn in “the Tudors”.
If only they had been true, it would have been – at least – an explanation for the parents.
I’d rather guess that their daughter’srise and fall was above their comprehension.
They both died so soon after her horrible execution