Biography of Anne Boleyn 1475-1556

1529 Henry VIII Creates New Earldoms

1532 Anne Boleyn's Investiture as Marchioness of Pembroke

1533 Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

1536 Arrest and Imprisonment of Anne Boleyn and her Co accused

1536 Execution of Anne Boleyn

In 1465 [her father] William Boleyn 1451-1505 (14) and [her mother] Margaret Butler 1465-1537 were married.

On 18 Nov 1475 Anne Boleyn 1475-1556 was born to [her father] William Boleyn 1451-1505 (24) and [her mother] Margaret Butler 1465-1537 (10) at Blickling.

In 1498 [her brother] Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539 (21) and Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire Countess Ormonde 1480-1538 (18) were married (he was her fourth cousin).

Before 1537 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539.

Before 1503 John Shelton 1477-1539 and Anne Boleyn 1475-1556 were married.

Around 1503 [her son] John Shelton 1503-1558 was born to [her husband] John Shelton 1477-1539 (26) and Anne Boleyn 1475-1556 (27).

On 10 Oct 1505 [her father] William Boleyn 1451-1505 (54) died.

Around 1510 [her daughter] Mary Shelton 1510-1571 was born to [her husband] John Shelton 1477-1539 (33) and Anne Boleyn 1475-1556 (34).

Around 1538 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Mary Shelton 1510-1571.

Henry VIII Creates New Earldoms

On 08 Dec 1529 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (38) created two new Earldoms ...
[her brother] Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539 (52) was created 1st Earl Wiltshire 6C 1529, 1st Earl Ormonde 2C 1529, 1st Viscount Rochford. Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire Countess Ormonde 1480-1538 (49) by marriage Countess Wiltshire, Earl Ormonde 2C 1529. His mother (64) was the daughter of the last Earl Ormonde Thomas Butler 7th Earl Ormonde 1426-1515.
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (42) was created 1st Earl Huntingdon 7C 1529. Anne Stafford Countess Huntingdon 1483-1544 (46) by marriage Countess Huntingdon.

1536 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.1540 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Miniature portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.Around 1525 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.Before 1537 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539.

Anne Boleyn's Investiture as Marchioness of Pembroke

On 01 Sep 1532 [her niece] Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (31) was created 1st Marquess Pembroke with Henry VIII (41) performing the investiture at Windsor Castle. Note she was created Marquess rather than the female form Marchioness alhough Marchioness if a modern form that possibly didn't exist at the time.
[her brother] Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539 (55), Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (48), Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (59), Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland 1495-1551 (37), Jean Dinteville, Edward Lee Archbishop of York 1482-1544 (50), John Stokesley Bishop of London 1475-1539 (57) were present.
Stephen Gardiner Bishop of Winchester 1483-1555 (49) read the Patent of Creation.
Mary Howard Duchess Richmond and Somerset 1519-1557 (13) carried Anne's (31) train replacing her mother Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (35) who had been banished from Court. Anne (31) and Mary (13) were cousins.

Around 1534 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England. The attribution is contentious.Around 1580 based on a work of around 1534.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England.1536 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.1540 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Miniature portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.Around 1525 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.Before 1537 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539.Around 1543 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545.

Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On 25 Jan 1533 Henry VIII (41) and [her niece] Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (32) were married by Rowland Leigh Bishop Coventry and Lichfield (46) at Whitehall Palace. Anne Savage Baroness Berkeley 1496-1546 (37), Thomas Heneage 1480-1553 (53) and Henry Norreys 1482-1536 witnessed. He a Son of Henry VII King England and Ireland and 2 x Great Grand Son of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France.
Sometime after the marriage Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland 1495-1551 (38) was appointed Lady in Waiting to Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (32). She would go to serve Henry's next three wives.

1536 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.1540 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Miniature portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.Around 1525 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.Around 1534 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England. The attribution is contentious.Around 1580 based on a work of around 1534.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England.

In May 1536 Thomas Wyatt 1503-1542 (33) was imprisoned in the Tower of London for allegedly committing adultery with Anne Boleyn 1475-1556 (60).

Around 1536 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Thomas Wyatt 1503-1542.Around 1550 based on a work of around 1540.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Wyatt 1503-1542.

Arrest and Imprisonment of Anne Boleyn and her Co accused

On 02 May 1536 [her niece] Queen Anne Boleyn (35) was charged with treason and accused of 'despising her marriage and entertaining malice against the King, and following daily her frail and carnal lust' !She was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Five ladies were appointed to serve Anne whilst in prison including her aunt by marriage Elizabeth Wood aka Wode, wife of her uncle [her brother] James Boleyn 1463-1561 and her aunt Anne Boleyn 1475-1556 (60), and Elizabeth Chamber Baroness St John Bletso -1602.

Around 1534 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England. The attribution is contentious.Around 1580 based on a work of around 1534.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England.

Execution of Anne Boleyn

On 19 May 1536 [her niece] Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (35) was beheaded at Tower Green Tower of London. Unusually a sword was used. Her execution was witnessed by Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (52), Catherine Carey 1524-1569 (12) and Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke Richmond and Somerset 1519-1536 (16).
Anne's last words, as reported by Edward Hall, were as follows:
Good Christian People, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak any thing of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never; and to me was he ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord, have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul.
To Christ I commend my soul, Jesu receive my soul.
She was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church Tower of London.

Around 1534 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England. The attribution is contentious.Around 1580 based on a work of around 1534.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England.Around 1543 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545.Around 1562 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of (probably) Catherine Carey 1524-1569.

In 1537 [her mother] Margaret Butler 1465-1537 (72) died.

On 12 Mar 1539 [her brother] Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539 (62) died.

Before 1537 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539.

On 21 Dec 1539 [her husband] John Shelton 1477-1539 (62) died.

On 08 Jan 1556 Anne Boleyn 1475-1556 (80) died at Norwich.

[her daughter] Margaret "Madge" Shelton -1555 was born to John Shelton 1477-1539 and Anne Boleyn 1475-1556.

[her daughter] Anne Shelton was born to John Shelton 1477-1539 and Anne Boleyn 1475-1556.