Posting ID : A1068499472
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Arts Crafts By Owner
Brass Rubbing of Sir Thomas Bullen
On paper, about 5 feet tall
Sir Thomas is probably best known as father of Queen Anne Boleyn and thus grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I. It was he who introduced his daughter to Henry VIII. Through the influence of his future son-in-law, Thomas succeeded to the title of Earl of Ormonde, the previous owner being 'persuaded' to relinquish his claim.
In 1525 he was created Viscount Rochford and in 1529, Earl of Wiltshire. His intrigues brought him little reward. His daughter was executed in 1536 on a slender charge of adultery which he did little to defend and he died two years later, without male heir. The titles passed back to their original owners