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Was George and Jane Boleyn’s marriage really unhappy? Danielle Marchant, author of Tourmens de Mariage, the second book in The Lady Rochford Saga (out on 19th May), dispells the myths: My new novella “Tourmens de Mariage” – which in French means “The Torments of Marriage” – is Part 2 of “The Lady Rochford Saga”, telling
Although there is no proof that the marriage of George and Jane Boleyn was unhappy, the myth persists. Clare Cherry, over at the Anne Boleyn Files, explains why. To quote: So if there is no direct evidence to suggest how they felt about one another, then what is the assumption of an unhappy marriage based
George Boleyn was the son of Thomas Boleyn, an English diplomat, and his wife Elizabeth Howard, a member of one of the most powerful families of the time. We don’t know his exact date of birth but it is thought he was the youngest of the three surviving Boleyn children. George was always close to