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 […]

7 April 1538 – Elizabeth Boleyn is buried at Lambeth

| April 7, 2016

7 April 1538 – Elizabeth Boleyn is buried at Lambeth

Following her death near Baynard’s Castle, London, three days earlier, Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, was buried at St Mary’s Church, Lambeth, just next to Lambeth Palace, on 7th April 1538. St Mary’s is the resting place of several members of the Howard family, with one of […]

3 April 1538 – Death of Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

| April 3, 2015

3 April 1538 – Death of Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 3rd April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Lady Wiltshire, wife of Thomas Boleyn and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, died in a property near Baynard’s Castle, a property that was the home of the Abbot of Reading. Thomas Warley recorded her death in a letter to Lady Lisle in Calais […]

7th April 1538 – Burial of Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn, at Lambeth

| April 7, 2014

7th April 1538 – Burial of Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn, at Lambeth

On this day in 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Lady Wiltshire, wife of Thomas Boleyn and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, was buried in the Howard aisle of St Mary’s Church, Lambeth. John Hussey recorded her funeral procession in a letter to Lady Lisle: “My lady Wiltshire was buried at Lamehithe on the 7th… She […]

Did Anne Boleyn Have a Stepmother?

| June 20, 2013

Did Anne Boleyn Have a Stepmother?

I’m writing this article to banish the myth that Anne Boleyn had a stepmother because, for some reason, I have received three emails in the past two weeks all asking me about Elizabeth Boleyn’s apparent death in 1512. All three emails referred to novels which give Anne a stepmother, for example Jean Plaidy’s “Lady in […]

In Memory of Elizabeth Boleyn, Mother of Anne Boleyn

| April 7, 2013

In Memory of Elizabeth Boleyn, Mother of Anne Boleyn

Today marks the anniversary of the burial of Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard) in the Howard Chapel of St Mary’s Church, Lambeth. She had died a few days earlier, on the 3rd April, at Baynard’s Castle, home of the Abbot of Reading. I thought it was a fitting tribute to her to share an excerpt of […]

Was Anne Boleyn Henry VIII’s Daughter?

| November 23, 2011

Was Anne Boleyn Henry VIII’s Daughter?

This article has been inspired by the tens of emails I’ve received recently and also comments on Facebook and online about Elizabeth Boleyn’s alleged affair with King Henry VIII and the possibility that Henry actually committed incest by marrying his own daughter, Anne Boleyn. I’m not sure what exactly has stirred up this recent interest […]

Elizabeth Howard by Callum Metcalfe

| August 26, 2011

Name: Elizabeth Howard Born: 1430 Died: 3 April 1538 (Aged 57 – 58) Mother: Elizabeth Tilney Father: Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk Elizabeth Howard, is one of the most infamous mother’s in British History and one who is barely acknowledged for her role in the rise, formation and consolidation of power of Anne Boleyn […]