In 1534, Mary secretly married a soldier and commoner called William Stafford, who she had met in Calais Her sister was absolutely furious. Mary had married without permission and below her station. Mary Boleyn was banished from the court. She loved her new husband but she and William Stafford had little money Mary Boleyn and her new husband, William Stafford lived in Rochford in Essex
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 death mask on plaque, from effigy on tomb in Westminster Abbey...Queen Elizabeth I died on 24 March 1603 (of blood poisoning) - she was nearly70 years of age. Arguably the greatest monarch that ever ruled England. Under her rule England prospered, became a major power, encouraged the Arts and great literature by William Shakespeare Great explorers such as Sir Francis Drake, It was the Golden Age of England. Queen Elizabeth had lived a long life.
MARY GREY BORN: c. 1540 DIED: 1578 Sister of Catherine and Jane Grey. Daughter of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, and therefore another claimant to the throne through decent from Mary Tudor (daughter of Henry VII).