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1503 - 1543

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Why was Mary Boleyn famous? Accomplishments and Achievements? Mary Boleyn was famous as the younger sister of Anne Boleyn who gave birth to a son, known as Henry Carey, who was believed to be the Illegitimate son of King Henry VIII.

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  • Mary Bolen was also known as Mary Carey
  • Date of Birth: Born in 1503
  • Place of Birth : Blickling Hall, Norfolk, England
  • Date of Death: Died on July 19, 1543
  • Parents: Father: Sir Thomas Boleyn
    Mother: Lady Elizabeth Howard
  • Family Connections: The sister of Queen Anne Boleyn.
  • Background Facts and Information : Mary Boleyn was the mistress of King Henry VIII before he turned his attentions to her sister Anne Boleyn. Although she was married to William Carey at the time of her affair with King Henry it is believed that her son, called Henry was the illegitimate son of the King, although he was never acknowledged as such
  • Mary's daughter Catherine Carey married Sir Francis Knollys. One of their daughters, Lettice Knollys, became the second wife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

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1503 Mary Boleyn was born at Blickling Hall, Norfolk, England. Mary was the youngest daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn and Lady Elizabeth Howard and the maternal niece of the Duke of Norfolk, head of the great and noble Howard family

The siblings of Mary Boleyn were Anne Boleyn (1502 - 1536) and George Boleyn (1500 - 1536)
 


1505 The Boleyn family moved to Hever Castle in Kent

Whilst young girls Mary Boleyn and Anne Boleyn were appointed as lady-in-waiting to Queen Claude of France, who was married to King Louis XII of France
 


1500 1519: Mary Boleyn returned to England in some disgrace. Her morals were in question and there were strong rumours that she had had affairs with members of the French court including the French King Francis I
 

1520 4 February 1520: Mary Boleyn married Sir William Carey a favourite courtier in the royal court of King Henry VIII. The wedding party included Henry VIII
 

1525 Mary Boleyn Carey became the mistress of King Henry VIII. The Boleyn family prospered because of Mary's affair and her father, Thomas Boleyn, was made a Viscount
 

1526 4 March 1526: Mary Boleyn Carey gave birth to a son, called Henry - he was widely assumed to be the son of King Henry VIII although was not acknowledged as such
 

1528 Mary became pregnant again in 1528 presumably by her husband Sir William Carey
 

1528 The marriage of Mary Boleyn Carey ended when William Carey died on 23 June 1528 of the 'sweats'
 

1529 Mary's second child was born in 1529 and named Catherine. Both of the children of Mary Boleyn bore the surname of Carey. King Henry VIII granted Anne Boleyn the wardship of her nephew Henry Carey (and possibly his son)
 

1532 Mary Boleyn was one of thirty ladies who accompanied King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn on a visit to Calais in France known as 'The Field of the Cloth of Gold'
 

1533
 
25 January 1533: King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn became sister to the Queen of England. Mary became a lady-in-waiting to her sister
 

1534 Mary Boleyn secretly married a soldier and commoner called William Stafford, who she had met in Calais at the 'The Field of the Cloth of Gold'. Queen Anne Boleyn was absolutely furious as Mary had married without permission and below her station.

Mary Boleyn was banished from the court. She loved her new husband, William Stafford, but they had little money and Queen Anne was reluctant to provide any financial assistance

Mary and Anne were partly reconciled when Anne sent Mary a gold cup - but the sisters were never to met again...
 


1536 15 May 1536: Queen Anne Boleyn tried for treason, adultery and incest in the Great Hall of the Tower of London
 

1536 17 May 1536: George Boleyn was executed on the charge of treason and incest
 

1536 19 May 19 1536: Queen Anne was executed on Tower Hill
 

1543 Mary died on July 19, 1543: Mary had lived her life with William Stafford away from the dangers of the court. She had another son and daughter by William Stafford
 

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