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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

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 […]

Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn – A video

| May 19, 2017

Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn – A video

As part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017, a commemoration of the anniversary of the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn on 19th May 1536, I thought I’d take a few minutes to talk about Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn, Earl and Countess of Wiltshire, who lost a son and a daughter in the blood events of May […]

7 April 1538 – Lady Wiltshire, mother of Anne Boleyn, is buried

| April 7, 2017

On this day in history, 7th April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, was laid to rest at St Mary’s Church, Lambeth, in the chancel. She had died four days earlier at the Abbot of Reading’s home near Baynard’s Castle in London. In a letter […]

3rd April 1538 – Death of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Anne Boleyn

| April 3, 2017

3rd April 1538 – Death of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 3rd April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, wife of Thomas Boleyn and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, died at the Abbot of Reading’s home near Baynard’s Castle in London. We can date her death from a letter that Thomas Warley wrote to Lady Lisle on […]