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40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better

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There Were Rumors King Henry Also Had An Affair With Anne Boleyn’s Mother.

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So we know that Henry carried on an affair with Mary Boleyn and eventually went on to marry Anne Boleyn. But what was his relationship with their mother, Elizabeth Jane Howard? It’s rumored that Henry and Elizabeth also carried on an affair and that she was his mistress for a time. In 1533, the wife of a London goldsmith named Elizabeth Amadas publicly declared that Thomas Boleyn “was bawd both to his wife and his two daughters.” Henry was challenged about this to his face by Sir George Throckmorton, who told him, “it is thought you have meddled both with the mother and sister.”

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