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1 February 1514 – Charles Brandon is made Duke of Suffolk and Thomas Howard is made Duke of Norfolk

| February 1, 2018

1 February 1514 – Charles Brandon is made Duke of Suffolk and Thomas Howard is made Duke of Norfolk

On this day in history, 1st February 1514, Candlemas Eve, King Henry VIII granted the dukedom of Suffolk to Charles Brandon, his future brother-in-law and close friend. He also granted the dukedom of Norfolk to Thomas Howard (Earl of Surrey and son of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk) and Thomas’s son, who was also […]

Anne Boleyn’s Family Part Two – The Howards

| August 1, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Family Part Two – The Howards

Last week I wrote about Anne Boleyn’s paternal family, the Boleyns and Butlers, so today I’m going to look at Anne’s maternal family, the Howards. Apologies for the long article, there were quite a few prominent Howards! The Howards were one of the premier families in England and were of royal blood, being descended from […]

Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and her cousin Agnes Tilney, their step-grandmother by Marilyn Roberts

| September 14, 2012

Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and her cousin Agnes Tilney, their step-grandmother by Marilyn Roberts

How very strange that the news item about the Tilney scroll has come up just as I am finishing a short article I thought Claire might be able to use sometime on Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of both Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard. Thank you, Claire, for bringing this wonderful find to our attention. When The […]

Searching for the Grave of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire

| June 23, 2011

Searching for the Grave of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire

Today, we have a guest article from Dr Linda Saether who decided to go to Lambeth, after her time on The Executed Queens Tour, to track down the resting place of Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), mother of Queen Anne Boleyn. Searching for the Grave of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire by Dr Linda Saether When […]

12th May 1536 – The Trial of Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton

| May 12, 2011

12th May 1536 – The Trial of Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton

Today there has been a huge miscarriage of justice in our land and we now know that there is no absolutely no hope for Queen Anne Boleyn. Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Sir Francis Weston were all taken today by barge from the Tower of London to Westminster Hall to appear in […]

Elizabeth Boleyn, Mother of Anne Boleyn

| July 14, 2010

Elizabeth Boleyn, Mother of Anne Boleyn

Now, that I have finished my series on Henry VIII and his change from virtuous prince to tyrant, I thought it would be good to look at the Boleyn family. Today’s post is on Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard) and is a guest post from Anne Boleyn Files visitor Sheena Reekie – thanks Sheena! Elizabeth Boleyn […]