Study Guide

The Other Boleyn Girl Characters

By Philippa Gregory

Mary Boleyn

Born c.1500, Died c.1543Known for: Not being known. Despite being sister to the queen of England,...

Anne Boleyn

Born: Between 1500 and 1509, Died: 19 May 1536Known for: Inspiring Henry VIII to basically invent...

Henry VIII

Born: Jan. 28, 1941, Died: Jan. 28, 1547Known for: Helping cause Protestant Reformation; being...

George Boleyn

Born: c. 1504, Died: May 1536Known for: Being the queen's brother; having an unhappy marriage;...

Katherine of Aragon

Born: Dec. 16, 1485, Died: Jan. 7, 1536Known for: Being a widow, being divorced by Henry VIII,...

William Stafford

Born: c. 1500-1512, Died: 5 May 1556Known for: Being the second husband to his second wife, Mary...

Catherine and Henry

Born: c. 1524/1526, Died: 1569/1596Known for: Possibly being the illegitimate children of Henry...

The Boleyn Family

The Boleyn family will stop at nothing to get power and wealth. They're even willing to send the...

Lady Jane Rochford, née Jane Parker

Born: c. 1505, Died: Feb. 13, 1542Known for: Being the queen's sister-in-law; gossiping non-stop;...

Princess Mary

Born: Feb 18, 1516, Died: Nov 17, 1558Known for: Being Mary I, the very first Queen Regent, from...

William Carey

Born: c. 1495, Died: c. 1526Known for: Being "Gentleman of the Privy," which has nothing to do...

Jane Seymour

Born: c. 1509, Died: c. 1537Known for: Being Henry's third wife; bearing his first official male...

Henry Percy

Born: c. 1502, Died: Jun 29, 1537Known for: Not marrying Anne Boleyn; being called "the Unhappy...

Madge Shelton

Born: c. 1500, Died: c. 1571Known for: Maybe having a twin sister, maybe not; having an affair...