Posted By Claire on April 7, 2022
What do Elizabeth Boleyn and rebel leader Robert Aske have in common, you may ask?
Well, the date of 7th April!
On 7th April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, was laid to rest at St Mary’s Church, Lambeth.
And a year earlier, on 7th April 1537, Robert Aske and Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy, who had both been involved in the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, were sent to the Tower of London.
Here is the video I mention on Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn:
Natalie Grueninger’s article on the ledger stone can be found at http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/2018/12/03/a-tudor-discovery-the-ledger-stone-of-elizabeth-boleyn/