7 April 1538 – Elizabeth Boleyn is buried at Lambeth

Posted By on April 7, 2016

St Mary's, LambethFollowing 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).

Read about Elizabeth’s funeral…