George Boleyn was born around 1504 and was the younger brother of Anne Boleyn. He was a courtier, poet, diplomat, royal favourite and member of the King’s privy chamber. He was married to Jane Parker, the daughter of Henry Parker, Lord Morley. George was influential in Parliament and carried out many important diplomatic missions on behalf of the King. His frequent mention in the privy purse expenses show that he regularly played dice, bowls and cards with Henry VIII and was a member of the King’s circle of friends. He was also a zealous reformer and gifted poet.

George was executed on 17th May 1536 after being found guilty of treason and of incest with his sister, Queen Anne Boleyn.

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