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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 […]

In Mourning Wise Since Daily I Increase

| October 28, 2009

Thomas Wyatt wrote this poem to honour the five men that were executed for adultery with Anne Boleyn. It implies that Wyatt thought that these men were innocent. In Mourning wise since daily I increase In Mourning wise since daily I increase, Thus should I cloak the cause of all my grief; So pensive mind […]