Mary Boleyn. Sister to Anne Boleyn and a mistress to King Henry VIII before he became interesed in Anne. She was also supposedly a mistress to Francois I of France. Mary was first married to William Carey who died of the sweat. She later married a man far below her rank, a soldier William Stafford causing them both to be banned from court.

Mary Boleyn. Sister to Anne Boleyn and a mistress to King Henry VIII before he became interesed in Anne. She was also supposedly a mistress to Francois I of France. Mary was first married to William Carey who died of the sweat. She later married a man far below her rank, a soldier William Stafford causing them both to be banned from court.

Elizabeth Howard Boleyn, Anne and Mary Boleyns mother. How much does Elizabeth I resemble her grandmother?

Elizabeth Howard Boleyn, Anne and Mary Boleyns mother. How much does Elizabeth I resemble her grandmother?

Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn by lisby1, via Flickr  Mary is believed to be the eldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Lady Elizabeth Howard the eldest daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.

Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn by lisby1, via Flickr Mary is believed to be the eldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Lady Elizabeth Howard the eldest daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.

Sir William Stafford, Mary Boleyn's second husband.  They had one child - Anne, named after her Aunt, Queen Anne Boleyn.

Sir William Stafford, Mary Boleyn's second husband. They had one child - Anne, named after her Aunt, Queen Anne Boleyn.

Henry Carey, Husband of Mary Boleyn, Brother in law of Anne Boleyn    		Carey died of the sweating sickness in the same outbreak that nearly  killed Anne Boleyn.

Henry Carey, Husband of Mary Boleyn, Brother in law of Anne Boleyn Carey died of the sweating sickness in the same outbreak that nearly killed Anne Boleyn.

Mary Rose - Flagship of Henry VIII's navy Henry named all his ships after the women in his life including Mary Boleyn and Anne Boleyn The Ma...

Mary Rose - Flagship of Henry VIII's navy Henry named all his ships after the women in his life including Mary Boleyn and Anne Boleyn The Ma...

Lady of the Boleyn Family  (possibly Mary Boleyn) by Antonis Mor (attributed to)   Oil on panel, 76 x 62 cm  Collection: Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service

Lady of the Boleyn Family (possibly Mary Boleyn) by Antonis Mor (attributed to) Oil on panel, 76 x 62 cm Collection: Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service

An excellent article about Mary Boleyn. Did you know she was the ancestress of Catherine Middleton? | post 19th July, 1543: The Death of Mary Boleyn | #history #Tudor #England

An excellent article about Mary Boleyn. Did you know she was the ancestress of Catherine Middleton? | post 19th July, 1543: The Death of Mary Boleyn | #history #Tudor #England

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