Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire
|Also Known As:||"1st Earl of Wiltshire"|
|Birthplace:||Blickling, Norfolk, England|
|Death:||Died in Hever, Kent, England|
|Place of Burial:||St. Peter Churchyard, Hever, Kent, England|
Son of Sir William Boleyn, High Sheriff of Kent and Margaret Boleyn
|Occupation:||1st Earl of Wiltshire|
|Managed by:||Ofir Friedman|
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About Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire
"Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, 1st Earl of Ormond KG KB (c. 1477 – 12 March 1539) was an English diplomat and politician in the Tudor era. He was born at the family home, Hever Castle, Kent, which had been purchased by his grandfather Geoffrey Boleyn, who was a wealthy mercer. He was buried at St. Peter's parish church in the village of Hever. His parents were Sir William Boleyn (1451 – 10 October 1505) and Lady Margaret Butler (1454–1539). He was raised Catholic and remained so until his death. He was the father of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England. As such, he was the maternal grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I."
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