The Tudor Society

23 July – Henry Carey, son of Mary Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd July 1596, Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, Privy Councillor and Lord Chamberlain, died at Somerset House in London. Hunsdon was, of course, the son of Mary Boleyn, nephew of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, and cousin and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I.

In today's talk, I give details of Hunsdon's background and his rise to prominence at Elizabeth I's court, as well as details of his burial and tomb.

You can find a photo of his tomb at

Here are my videos on his mother, Mary Boleyn:

There are 4 comments Go To Comment

  1. L

    Well I’ve just learned something new, good video Claire

    1. C - Post Author

      Oooh, what did I teach you?

  2. M

    Thank you, Claire! Super informative. Michelle t

    1. C - Post Author

      Thank you!

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23 July – Henry Carey, son of Mary Boleyn