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12 March 1539 – Thomas Boleyn dies

| March 12, 2017

“My good lord and master is dead. He made the end of a good Christian man. Hever, 13 March.”1 So wrote Thomas Boleyn’s servant, Robert Cranwell, to Thomas Cromwell in 1539. Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond and father of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, had died at his home, Hever Castle, at the […]

12 March 1539 – Thomas Boleyn made the end of a good Christian man

| March 12, 2016

12 March 1539 – Thomas Boleyn made the end of a good Christian man

On 12th March 1539, Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, and father of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, died at Hever Castle, Kent. Thomas was buried at St Peter’s Church, Hever, and his memorial brass, which depicts him dressed in the full robes and insignia of a Knight of the Garter, including the badge […]

12 March 1539 – Death of Thomas Boleyn

| March 12, 2015

12 March 1539 – Death of Thomas Boleyn

On this day in history, 12 March 1539, Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, died at Hever Castle, Kent, the Boleyn family home. He was in his early sixties. Wiltshire’s servant, Robert Cranwell, wrote to Thomas Cromwell the next day to give him news of Wiltshire’s death: “My good lord and master is dead. […]

12 March 1539 – Death of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Father of Anne Boleyn

| March 12, 2014

12 March 1539 – Death of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Father of Anne Boleyn

On 12th March 1539, just under three years after the executions of two of his children, Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire died at Hever Castle, the Boleyn family home, he was in his sixties. Thomas’s servant, Robert Cranwell, wrote to Thomas Cromwell on 13th March to give him the news: “My good lord and master […]