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 […]

Searching for the Grave of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire

| June 23, 2011

Searching for the Grave of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire

Today, we have a guest article from Dr Linda Saether who decided to go to Lambeth, after her time on The Executed Queens Tour, to track down the resting place of Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), mother of Queen Anne Boleyn. Searching for the Grave of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire by Dr Linda Saether When […]

Anne Boleyn’s Royal Blood

| July 21, 2010

Anne Boleyn’s Royal Blood

Many people talk of the Boleyns as upstarts or commoners but, just like Henry VIII’s other five wives and Henry himself, Anne Boleyn was a descendant of Edward I and had royal blood. The Howard Family’s Ancestry Anne Boleyn’s mother was Lady Elizabeth Howard (c.1480 – 1538), daughter of Thomas Howard (1443 – 1524), Earl […]

Elizabeth Boleyn, Mother of Anne Boleyn

| July 14, 2010

Elizabeth Boleyn, Mother of Anne Boleyn

Now, that I have finished my series on Henry VIII and his change from virtuous prince to tyrant, I thought it would be good to look at the Boleyn family. Today’s post is on Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard) and is a guest post from Anne Boleyn Files visitor Sheena Reekie – thanks Sheena! Elizabeth Boleyn […]

George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, Part 3

| December 21, 2009

George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, Part 3

In last week’s post on George Boleyn, I examined the beginning of George Boleyn’s downfall, his arrest and the role that his wife, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, had in the downfalls of both George and Anne Boleyn. Today, I’m going to continue George’s story to its tragic end. The Case Against George Boleyn George Boleyn […]

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