The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

| August 18, 2021

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

Episode 1 of BBC Two’s new three-part series on the Boleyn family – The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – aired on Friday 13th August, and episodes 2 and 3 have already been released on BBC iPlayer. It is a wonderful series and well worth watching because it introduces a very different Boleyn family. Gone are […]

10 Facts about Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

| February 24, 2021

10 Facts about Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

I just wanted to share this short video I did on Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, with you. It’s just five minutes long. Elizabeth Boleyn was, of course, the mother of Queen Anne Boleyn, aunt of Queen Catherine Howard and grandmother of Queen Elizabeth I, but she’s quite a shadowy historical figure, frustratingly […]

Elizabeth Boleyn’s death – 3 April 1538

| April 3, 2020

Elizabeth Boleyn’s death – 3 April 1538

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 […]

7 April 1538 – Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Queen Anne Boleyn, is laid to rest

| April 7, 2019

7 April 1538 – Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Queen Anne Boleyn, is laid to rest

I don’t know whether you are following my “on this day in Tudor history” videos on the Anne Boleyn Files YouTube Channel, but today’s video is on the burial of Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, and mother of Queen Anne Boleyn, as it’s the anniversary of her burial at St Mary’s […]

A discovery concerning Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

| December 3, 2018

A discovery concerning Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

Thank you so much to Natalie Grueninger for sharing some wonderful news from Philip Norman, curator of the Garden Museum at Lambeth which used to be St Mary’s Church and which is home of the Howard Chapel, resting place of many Howard family members, including Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and mother of […]

The former St Mary’s Church, Lambeth – Resting place of Elizabeth Boleyn

| April 7, 2018

The former St Mary’s Church, Lambeth – Resting place of Elizabeth Boleyn

On this day in history, 7th April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, was laid to rest at St Mary’s Church in Lambeth. Elizabeth was the mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, as well as the surviving Mary Stafford (née Boleyn). She had lost two children in […]

3 April 1538 – The death of Anne Boleyn’s mother, Elizabeth Boleyn

| April 3, 2018

3 April 1538 – The death of Anne Boleyn’s mother, Elizabeth Boleyn

On this day in history, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, wife of Thomas Boleyn and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, died at Baynard’s Castle, home of the Abbot of Reading, in London. She was around sixty-two years of age. Thomas Warley wrote of her death in a letter to Lady Lisle […]

The Destruction of the Boleyn Family

| May 23, 2017

The Destruction of the Boleyn Family

Thank you to Clare Cherry, co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat for writing this guest article for us today. Over to Clare… In 1536 five members of the Boleyn family had their lives destroyed, or at the very least fundamentally damaged. Anne and George were put to death on trumped up charges […]