On this day in history, Wednesday 3rd April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, died at Baynard’s Castle, home of the Abbot of Reading, in London.
Elizabeth was in her early sixties and she died just less than two years after the executions of her son and daughter, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, and Queen Anne Boleyn.
Her cause of death is unknown, but in April 1536 she had been suffering with a bad cough and Anne, when she was arrested, was worried about her mother’s health.
You can find out more about Elizabeth Boleyn in the videos and articles below.
- A discovery concerning Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn
- The former St Mary’s Church, Lambeth – Resting place of Elizabeth Boleyn
- Did Anne Boleyn Have a Stepmother?