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22 June – Mary Boleyn is widowed

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd June 1528, Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn, was widowed when her first husband, William Carey, died during the Sweating Sickness epidemic of 1528.

His death had a major impact on Mary's situation, and I explain more in today's video.

For more information on Mary Boleyn, you can watch the following videos:

I have also done the following videos on Sweating Sickness:

Also on this day in history, 22nd June...

  • 1477 – Birth of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquis of Dorset, courtier and constable of Warwick Castle and of Kenilworth Castle. He was the third son and heir of Thomas Grey, first Marquis of Dorset, and his wife, Cicely.
  • 1509 - Henry VIII created twenty-four Knights of the Bath. Click here to read more.
  • 1535 - John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, was beheaded.
  • 1536 - Henry VIII’s eldest daughter, Mary, finally submitted to her father and accepted her father as Supreme Head of the Church in England and the invalidity of her parents' marriage.
  • 1547 – Death of George Lokert (or Lockhart), Dean of Glasgow, logician and theologian. Lokert studied at the University of Paris and was prior of the Collège de Sorbonne.
  • 1557 – Death of Richard Woodman, Protestant martyr. He was burnt at Lewes, in Sussex, with nine other martyrs after he refused to recant.
  • 1559 – Publication of Queen Elizabeth I’s Prayer Book. Click here to read more.
  • 1599 – Death of Sir William Fitzwilliam, Lord Deputy of Ireland in Elizabeth I's reign, at Milton, Northamptonshire, after a long illness. He was buried at the church of Marham, Norfolk.

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22 June – Mary Boleyn is widowed