Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn by lisby1, via Flickr Mary is believed to be the eldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Lady Elizabeth Howard the eldest daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.
TODAY IN HISTORY 2/13 - Catherine Howard (1518/24-1542) Queen of England & 5th wife of Henry VIII. Often described as vivacious, beautiful, & buxom, but never scholarly or devout. She was beheaded less than 2 years marriage on the grounds of treason for committing adultery while married to the King. At 1st, Henry disbelieved the allegations, but corroborative proof was found, including the confessions of Dereham & Culpeper. Her execution was 7 a.m. on 13 February 1542.
Portrait of Henry VIII, circa 1520 In his younger years Henry was a healthy, strong, very handsome young man. He was tall and his good looks were often spoken about. He enjoyed playing sports including, archery, wrestling, jousting and hunting.