Eben Stafford was part of the Men on The Wall, a group of various people of unknown origin with high technology weapons who protected the Earth from alien threats from the shadows and in complete autonomy for decades. When the Martians invaded London in 1917, they were directly opposed by the superhero team Freedom’s Five. Stafford and his men battled the invaders and helped Freedom’s Five from the shadows, leaving no trace. Eventually, the invaders were repelled. Freedom’s Five leader Union Jack would learn his identity some time later. Eventually, all the Men on The Wall except Stafford fell to the intergalactic slavers the Entari. This caused Stafford to act more proactivately against potential alien threats like traveling to space to deal with them there and worked to remain in the shadows as the last Man on The Wall.During one of the Entaris trips to Earth for slaves, Stafford found them battling a group of Native Americans and the young Woody McCord, whose family was taken by the Entari. After killing the aliens, he took McCord to work with him in his mountain base for the next years. Eventually, his activities attracted the Entari, just as he hoped, who send two assasins against him. He and McCord manage to kill the assasins and both went to space into a bar. McCord waited in the shadows by using the Entari’s cloacking device to support Stafford while he confronted Teraphin Mox for taking about him to the Entari. The Entari commander Dreel taunted him that his search for revenge had brought him to her hands and shot Stafford the stomach. McCord revealed himself and killed the Entari while Stafford killed Dreel. Woody told him it was over but Stafford told him to kill all the aliens there since they have seen them and when McCord told him they was innocent, he insisted that all alien are a threat to Earth before leaving, claiming that he was done and that it was now his job, leaving Woody the charge of the Man on The Wall. What happened to him after this is unknown.Teemill shipping rates are charged separately to National Portrait Gallery shipping charges. Please note that both shipping charges may apply in some cases due to items being shipped from different locations.
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On Shrove Tuesday 1522, Mary Boleyn, then just 14, was one of eight women, including sister Anne, who participated in a celebration at York Place, Cardinal Wolsey’s home for the benefit of visiting imperial ambassadors. A large construction had been made called Chateau Vert with three towers bedecked with banners. The ladies were dressed in white satin with bejewelled headdresses, and all were given virtuous names.
Mary’s affair with King Henry ended in mid-1525. Less than nine months later, in March 1526, she gave birth to a son she named Henry. The boy was widely assumed to be the ‘bastard son of the king’. Although there is speculation over the matter, the boy’s physical likeness to the red-haired monarch was often remarked upon.In most history books, as well as movies and television dramas, Mary Boleyn is depicted as the elder of the sisters. However, there may be evidence that Anne was the eldest: she first secured an appointment to reside within the household of Margaret, Archduchess of Austria, when Anne’s father Thomas Boleyn was an envoy to the regent of the Dutch court. This fact is seen by some historians as the primary evidence that Anne was the elder sister, as the elder child would typically receive such an opportunity first.
In what appears to be a particularly cruel reaction to a sibling simply falling in love with an ‘unsuitable’ paramour, Mary was banished from the royal court by Queen Anne Boleyn and King Henry for having secretly married without their permission. Mary’s crime was to fall in love with a soldier, William Stafford, and become pregnant by him.
William Carey, a man from nobility, was 24 when contracted to marry a 12-year-old Mary Boleyn. A teenage bride, Mary gave birth to her first child, a son, when she was 16. The marriage was endorsed by King Henry who gave the newlyweds a cash present of 6 shillings and 8 pence. Mary’s subsequent affair with King Henry when she was 17 afforded her a place at the court and enriched her husband William with two keeperships, a stewardship, an annuity and manors in two counties. Desperate to find excuses to rid himself of Anne, his second wife, Henry looked at the possibility of using his affair with sister Mary as a tactic to invalidate the marriage. Henry’s liaison with Mary before Anne rendered the marriage unlawful, according to the Dispensation Act. The sexual relationship between Henry and Mary was seen as a possible impediment to Henry marrying Anne, making the union invalid due to accusations of an incestuous nature. Mary is believed to have had an affair with Francis I, King of France, while in Paris with her father Thomas Boleyn, who had become the new English ambassador to France. Francis allegedly referred to her as ‘The English Mare’.
As a product of their affair, Mary is rumoured to have borne King Henry VIII two children, although none were recognised as the king’s or afforded ‘royal bastard’ status and privilege. It is thought Mary’s affair started with King Henry VIII after he had been invited to her wedding on 4 February 1520 to William Carey. There, the story goes, the illicit relationship began after Mary caught the king’s roving eye. The affair with Mary Boleyn repeated a pattern established by Madge Shelton and Bessie Blount, King Henry’s previous mistresses.Ironically, after the downfall of the Boleyn family in 1536, when both Anne and her brother George were executed, Mary briefly became the sole survivor of the once-powerful dynasty that had disowned her.
Mary Boleyn lived until 1543, dying in obscurity in her mid-40s at Rochford Hall in Essex, a Boleyn property, after she was banished from court. Anne was executed on 19 May 1535. It is unlikely Mary had any contact with her niece, Elizabeth I, who was to become one of the most iconic monarchs in English history.
King Henry never acknowledged young Carey in the same way he did his other illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, as it may have been embarrassing to recognise a child by his wife’s sister. Young Henry Carey was eventually ennobled by his aunt, the formidable Elizabeth I who gave her nephew the title Lord Hudson.
Anne played ‘Perseverance’ and Mary was ‘Kindness’. Henry VIII watched the spectacle as Mary and Anne, along with other virtuous ladies, took part in a bizarre staging of the fake chateau under siege. The extravagant banquet was possibly the first time the king had set eyes on the teenage Mary.
Mary married twice in her life, first to William Carey, one of the king’s courtiers, and again in secret, to William Stafford. This second married was deemed unacceptable by King Henry and Queen Anne, and Mary was banished from the family.Mary Boleyn was married twice: in 1520 to William Carey, and again, secretly, in 1534, to William Stafford, a soldier from a good family but with few prospects. This secret marriage to a man considered beneath her station angered both King Henry VIII and her sister, Queen Anne, and resulted in Mary’s banishment from the royal court. She died seven years later, having spent the remainder of her life in obscurity.
Although Mary was said to have been more attractive than her sister, Anne seems to have been more ambitious and intelligent. When the king took an interest in Anne, she refused to become his mistress. By the middle of 1526, Henry was determined to marry her. This gave him further incentive to seek the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. When Mary’s husband died during an outbreak of sweating sickness, Henry granted Anne Boleyn the wardship of her nephew, Henry Carey. Mary’s husband had left her with considerable debts, and Anne arranged for her nephew to be educated at a respectable Cistercian monastery. Anne also interceded to secure her widowed sister an annual pension of £100.
Mary’s financial circumstances became so desperate that she was reduced to begging the king’s adviser Thomas Cromwell to speak to Henry and Anne on her behalf. She admitted that she might have chosen “a greater man of birth” but never one that should have loved her so well, nor a more honest man. And she went on, “I had rather beg my bread with him than to be the greatest queen in Christendom. And I believe verily … he would not forsake me to be a king”. Henry, however, seems to have been indifferent to her plight. Mary asked Cromwell to speak to her father, her uncle, and her brother, but to no avail. It was Anne who relented, sending Mary a magnificent golden cup and some money, but still refused to reinstate her position at court. This partial reconciliation was the closest the two sisters attained; it is not thought that they met after Mary’s exile from the king’s court.
Mary was joined in Paris by her father, Sir Thomas, and her sister, Anne, who had been studying in France for the previous year. During this time Mary is supposed to have embarked on sexual affairs, including one with King Francis himself. Although most historians believe that the reports of her sexual affairs are exaggerated, the French king referred to her as “The English Mare”, “my hackney”, and as “una grandissima ribalda, infame sopra tutte” (“a very great whore, the most infamous of all”).
Soon after her return, Mary was married to William Carey, a wealthy and influential courtier, on 4 February 1520; Henry VIII was a guest at the couple’s wedding. At some point, Mary became Henry’s mistress; the starting date and duration of the liaison are unknown.Mary’s life between 1534 and her sister’s execution on 19 May 1536 is difficult to trace. There is no record of her visiting her parents, and no evidence of any correspondence with, or visits to, her sister Anne or her brother George when they were imprisoned in the Tower of London.
Mary was one of the mistresses of Henry VIII for an unknown period of time. It has been rumoured that she bore two of the king’s children, though Henry did not acknowledge either of them. Mary was also rumoured to have been a mistress of Henry VIII’s rival, King Francis I of France, for some period between 1515 and 1519.
Mary was probably born at Blickling Hall, the family seat in Norfolk, and grew up at Hever Castle, Kent. She was the daughter of a rich diplomat and courtier, Thomas Boleyn, later Earl of Wiltshire, by his marriage to Elizabeth Howard, the eldest daughter of Thomas Howard, then Earl of Surrey and future 2nd Duke of Norfolk, and his first wife Elizabeth Tilney.
In 1532, when Anne accompanied Henry to the English Pale of Calais on his way to a state visit to France, Mary was one of her companions. Anne was crowned queen on 1 June 1533 and on 7 September gave birth to Henry’s daughter Elizabeth, who later became Queen Elizabeth I. In 1534, Mary secretly married an Essex landowner’s younger son: William Stafford (later Sir William Stafford). Since Stafford was a soldier, his prospects as a second son so slight, and his income so small, many believed the union was a love match. When Mary became pregnant, the marriage was discovered. Queen Anne was furious, and the Boleyn family disowned Mary. The couple were banished from court.
Mary Boleyn, also known as Lady Mary, (c. 1499 – 19 July 1543) was the sister of English queen consort Anne Boleyn, whose family enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII.Philippa Gregory later nominated Mary as her personal heroine in an interview with BBC History magazine. Her novel spawned five others in the same series, but drew criticism for its lack of historical accuracy. For example, Gregory characterizes Anne, not Mary, as the elder sister, and makes no mention of Mary’s relationships prior to her affair with Henry.
During her early years, it is most likely that Mary was educated alongside her brother George, and her sister, Anne at Hever Castle in Kent. She was given a conventional education deemed essential for young ladies of her rank and status, which included the basic principles of arithmetic, grammar, history, reading, spelling, and writing. In addition to her family genealogy, Mary learned the feminine accomplishments of dancing, embroidery, etiquette, household management, music, needlework, and singing, and games such as cards and chess. She was also taught archery, falconry, riding, and hunting.
It was rumoured that one or both of Mary’s children were fathered by the king. Even if this was so, however, Henry did not acknowledge either of them as his children, although he had previously acknowledged Henry FitzRoy, his son by another mistress, Elizabeth Blount.She returned to England in 1519, where she was appointed a maid-of-honour to Catherine of Aragon, the queen consort of Henry VIII. Mary was reportedly considered to be a great beauty, both at the French and English court.
Anne had returned to England in January 1522; she soon joined the royal court as one of Queen Catherine’s maids-of-honour. Anne achieved considerable popularity at court, although the sisters already moved in different circles and were not thought to have been particularly close.
Henry VIII’s wife, Catherine of Aragon, had first been married to Henry’s elder brother Arthur when he was a little over fifteen years old, but Arthur had died just a few months later. Henry later used this to justify the annulment of his marriage to Catherine, arguing that her marriage to Arthur had created an affinity between Henry and Catherine; as his brother’s wife, under canon law she became his sister. In 1527, during his initial attempts to obtain a papal annulment of his marriage to Catherine, Henry in a similar way also requested a dispensation to marry Anne, the sister of his former mistress.Mary remained in England for most of her childhood, until she was sent abroad in 1514 around the age of fifteen when her father secured her a place as maid-of-honour to the King’s sister, Princess Mary, who was going to Paris to marry King Louis XII of France.
There is no evidence of Mary’s exact date of birth, but it occurred sometime between 1499 and 1508. Most historians suggest that she was the eldest of the three surviving Boleyn children. Evidence suggests that the Boleyn family treated Mary as the eldest child; in 1597, her grandson Lord Hunsdon claimed the earldom of Ormond on the grounds that he was the Boleyns’ legitimate heir. Many ancient peerages can descend through female heirs, in the absence of an immediate male heir. If Anne had been the elder sister, the better claim to the title would have belonged to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth I. However, it appears that Queen Elizabeth offered Mary’s son, Henry, the earldom as he was dying, although he declined it. If Mary had been the eldest Boleyn sister, Henry would, indeed, have the better claim to the title, regardless of a new grant from the queen. There is more evidence to suggest that Mary was older than Anne. She was married first, on 4 February 1520; an elder daughter was traditionally married before her younger sister. Moreover, in 1532, when Anne was created Marchioness of Pembroke, she was referred to as “one of the daughters of Thomas Boleyn”. Were she the eldest, that status would probably have been mentioned. Overall, most historians now accept Mary as being the eldest child, placing her birth some time in 1499.Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.
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Stafford was the second son of Sir Humphrey Stafford (died 22 September 1545) of Cottered and Rushden, Hertfordshire, by his first wife, Margaret Fogge, daughter of Sir John Fogge of Ashford, Kent. His family was distantly related to the mighty Stafford family, the Dukes of Buckingham and the Earls of Wiltshire until the fall of grace of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. Though born to a prominent family of landed gentry, William Stafford was a mere gentleman and only a second son, and thus served Henry VIII as a soldier.In 1532, Stafford was listed as one of the two hundred people who accompanied Henry VIII to France. The purpose of the journey was for Henry and his fiancée, Anne Boleyn, to meet with Francis I so that he might show his public support and approval for the annulment of Henry’s first marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Among the other travellers was Anne Boleyn’s sister, Mary Boleyn, the eldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn, who was by then the Earl of both Wiltshire and Ormonde. With her connections, Mary had excellent marriage prospects. Nonetheless, Mary and Stafford married in secret in 1534. When the marriage was discovered after Mary became pregnant, the couple were banished from court. Sir William Stafford, of Chebsey, in Staffordshire (c. 1508 – 5 May 1556) was an Essex landowner and the second husband of Mary Boleyn, who was the sister of Anne Boleyn and one-time mistress of King Henry VIII of England. Yes-a 12th great granddaughter of “the infamous whore” Mary Boleyn, sits on the throne of England. Through her mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth II is a direct descendant of Mary Boleyn through her daughter Katherine Carey.
Second marriage Anne was crowned queen on and on 7 September gave birth to Henry’s daughter Elizabeth, who later became Queen Elizabeth I. In 1534, Mary secretly married an Essex landowner’s younger son: William Stafford (later Sir William Stafford).
What happened to the child that Mary was carrying is unknown, but most likely she either miscarried or the child did not live long after birth. Also, in another point of frustration, we do not know where Mary went after her banishment.Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland, KG (c. 15) was an English nobleman, active as a military officer in the north. He is now primarily remembered as the betrothed of Anne Boleyn, whom he was forced to give up before she became involved with and later married King Henry VIII.
Thomas Boleyn | Final days Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire died on March 12 1539 at Hever Castle – just under three years after the death of his daughter, Anne and his son, George. His tomb still survives today.
Mary Boleyn was the sister of King Henry VIII’s second wife, the infamous Anne Boleyn. But she was also the king’s mistress before her sister’s ascendancy. She may also have given birth to his son.Elizabeth I of England Anna Bolena/Figlie Elizabeth I, born 1533, reigned 1558-1603 Elizabeth was the only daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. After the execution of her mother on charges of adultery and treason when Elizabeth was only 2, the little princess found her royal status threatened.
Maria Bolena Anna Bolena/Sorelle Mary Boleyn is best-known as the sister of Anne Boleyn, who spurred Henry VIII to end his first marriage and break with Rome to become his second queen.
The suspect was identified as Tristan Joseph Wargas, age 33, of Woodbridge. Master Detective Mark Steininger was tasked with investigating this incident. At this point Wargas has been charged with one count of breaking and entering. Master Detective Steininger’s investigation has connected Wargas to several other recent residential burglaries in the area. Additional charges against Wargas are forthcoming.
At approximately 12:45 pm yesterday, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence along Greenleaf Terrace for a trespassing call. The homeowner, who was not home at the time, received an alert on his cell phone indicating that motion had been detected around his home. The homeowner was able to remotely access the exterior surveillance cameras around his home and discovered an unknown male walking around the exterior of the residence. The homeowner immediately notified the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Adam Wolford arrived at the residence a short time later and began to walk around toward the back of the home where the suspect was last seen on camera. Deputy Wolford then heard a loud noise coming from the front of the residence. As he made his way back toward the front of the home, he observed the suspect running out the front door. Deputy Wolford chased the suspect on foot toward a nearby home. The suspect ran behind the home at which point Deputy Wolford briefly lost sight of him. Deputy Wolford heard a female scream and when he reached the backside of the home he observed the suspect attempting to gain entry into the second house. The suspect continued to run when he saw Deputy Wolford. Deputy Wolford chased the suspect back around toward the front of the home where the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody without further incident.At the time of Wargas’s arrest he had several outstanding warrants out of Prince William County to include charges for B&E and Grand Larceny. Those warrants were served along with the Stafford warrants.