#WednesdayFact – Elizabeth Boleyn acted as a chaperone for Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

Did you know that Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Anne Boleyn’s mother, acted as a chaperone when the king was courting her daughter?

It’s true.

We know from the records that Elizabeth accompanied the king and Anne on their 1529 visit to inspect York Place (later known as Whitehall), which the king had taken from Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, and that she also lived there with Anne before Anne became queen.

You can find out more about Elizabeth Boleyn and her husband, Thomas, in this video I did a few years ago:

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