Monday, March 4, 2013

On This Day in Elizabethan History: The Birth of Henry Carey, Eventual 1st Baron Hunsdon

A portrait of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, by Steven van Herwijk. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.

On this day in Tudor (and Elizabethan) history in 1526, Henry Carey, the son of Mary Boleyn, was born. Henry would eventually be created first Baron Hunsdon by his cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, whom he served diligently. To discover the personal life and career of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, please see our biography of him.

And, for more information on Henry Carey's oft-questioned paternity, and to learn about his relationship with Queen Elizabeth I, please see the 'Elizabeth and Mary Boleyn' and 'Elizabeth and Her Carey Cousins' sections of our article, Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother.

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