Mary Boleyn. Sister to Anne Boleyn and a mistress to King Henry VIII before he became interesed in Anne. She was also supposedly a mistress to Francois I of France. Mary was first married to William Carey who died of the sweat. She later married a man far below her rank, a soldier William Stafford causing them both to be banned from court.
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.
"Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII" - Author and historian Amy Licence visits The Anne Boleyn Files on her blog tour for her new book, 'The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII', and shares an excerpt from her book: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/mary-boleyn/ Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/mary-boleyn/#ixzz3GpAqZX5T