8 December 1538 – Death of William Coffin, Anne Boleyn’s Master of the Horse

| December 8, 2015

8 December 1538 – Death of William Coffin, Anne Boleyn’s Master of the Horse

On this day in history, 8th December 1538, Sir William Coffin, courtier and Master of the Horse to Queens Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, died at Standon in Hertfordshire. It is thought that he died of the plague because his wife Margaret wrote to Thomas Cromwell saying that Coffin had “died of the great sickness, […]