15 January 1569 – Death of Lady Catherine Knollys (nee Carey)

| January 15, 2013

15 January 1569 – Death of Lady Catherine Knollys (nee Carey)

On this day in history, 15th January 1569, Lady Catherine Knollys (née Carey), wife of Sir Francis Knollys, daughter of Mary Boleyn and mother of Lettice Dudley, died at Hampton Court Palace. Catherine had been taken ill with a fever at Christmas and her husband, who was at Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots […]

Mary Boleyn Part Two – The King’s Children?

| August 5, 2010

Mary Boleyn Part Two – The King’s Children?

Mary Boleyn and her first husband, William Carey, had two children. Their first child, Catherine, was born in around 1524 and their second child, Henry, was born in March 1526. I am often asked whether either or both of the Carey children were actually the King’s illegitimate offspring and it is simply impossible to answer […]