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Mary Boleyn Part Three – 1526 – 1543

| August 6, 2010

Mary Boleyn Part Three – 1526 – 1543

Today we conclude our series on the Boleyn family and our three part series on Mary Boleyn, the other Boleyn girl. Please make sure that you read parts one and two first. A New Flame At the Shrove Tuesday joust in 1526, King Henry VIII rode out wearing gold and silver cloth which was embroidered […]

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 […]

Did Henry VIII Father Mary Carey’s Children?

| June 5, 2009

Did Henry VIII Father Mary Carey’s Children?

The question of whether Henry VIII was the father of Mary Boleyn Carey’s first two children, Catherine and Henry Carey, has long been debated, after all, we all know that Mary Boleyn, Anne Boleyn’s sister, was Henry VIII’s mistress for a number of years. But was Henry VIII the father of Catherine and Henry Carey? […]