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19 July 1543 – The death of Mary Stafford, also known as Mary Boleyn or Mary Carey

| July 19, 2018

19 July 1543 – The death of Mary Stafford, also known as Mary Boleyn or Mary Carey

Before I begin this post properly, I just wanted to say a big thank you to those of you who have commented or sent me messages wondering where I am. I really am very grateful for your concern. I’ve been having problems with my vision, meaning that I have to keep resting my eyes. I’m […]

19 July 1543 – Mary Boleyn dies

| July 19, 2016

19 July 1543 – Mary Boleyn dies

On this day in history, 19th July 1543, Mary Stafford (née Boleyn, other married name Carey), wife of William Stafford and sister of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, died. She was survived by her second husband and her children, Catherine and Henry Carey. We know so little about the sister of Anne Boleyn and her […]

19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Stafford, sister of Anne Boleyn

| July 19, 2015

19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Stafford, sister of Anne Boleyn

Today is the anniversary of the death of Mary Stafford (née Boleyn), other married name Carey, in 1543. You can read more about Mary’s death and her inquisition post mortem in my article from last year – click here – and you can read more about Mary Boleyn herself in Sarah Bryson’s article over at […]

4 February 1520 – The Marriage of Mary Boleyn and William Carey

| February 4, 2015

4 February 1520 – The Marriage of Mary Boleyn and William Carey

On Saturday 4 February 1520, Mary Boleyn married William Carey in Greenwich Palace’s Chapel Royal. Henry VIII attended the wedding, making an offering of 6s. 8d., which is recorded in the King’s Book of Payments 1520. Mary Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Henry VIII’s ambassador at the French court and a man on […]

19 July 1543 – The Death of Mary Boleyn

| July 19, 2014

19 July 1543 – The Death of Mary Boleyn

According to an inquisition post mortem taken at Brentwood in Essex, Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn, died on 19th July 1543. The translation of her inquisition post mortem in the Essex Record Office lists the property she held at the time of her death: “property including manors of High Roding, Great Holland, Leigh, Wakering, […]

19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Boleyn

| July 19, 2012

19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Boleyn

There is controversy regarding the death of Anne’s sister, Mary Boleyn, with her biographer Alison Weir dating her death as the 19th July 1543 and her other biographer Josephine Wilkinson choosing the 30th July. Historian David Loades chooses to simply write “July 1543”. Mary Boleyn’s life is a mystery – the facts are scarce and […]

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 One

| August 4, 2010

Mary Boleyn Part One

As part of my series on the Boleyn Family, I’d like to take a look at the life of Mary Boleyn, the other Boleyn girl. I want to peel back the myths and stereotypes regarding this woman and find the real Mary Boleyn, but this is a very difficult task as there is little primary […]