George Boleyn's Prebendal Stall Cushion
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George Boleyn, dean of Lichfield


Prebendal stall cushion


Inspires aggravation towards others of similar occupations.


Sitters will soon be relocated from their occupation.


Proximity to negativity; Pulling up.

Collected by

Warehouse 13







Date of Collection

July 24, 1955


Origin[edit | edit source]

George Boleyn, dean of Lichfield (died 1603) was a colourful character at the court of his kinswoman, Elizabeth I of England.

On 3 August 1560, he was installed prebendary of Ulleskelf in the church of York; afterwards he became rector of Kempston in Nottinghamshire, and prebendary of the church of Chichester; on 21 December 1566, he was preferred to a canonry of the church of Canterbury, and in the following year graduated B.D.

At the proceedings of the metropolitical visitation of the church of Canterbury in September 1573, various charges were laid against Boleyn. It was alleged that he had threatened to nail the dean to the wall; that he had struck one of the canons, William Eling, a blow on the ear; had attempted to strike another canon Dr. Rush; had struck a canon in the chapter-house, and had thrashed a lawyer. It must be granted that Boleyn was of a hasty temper; indeed he frankly admitted that he was accustomed to swear when provoked. But he did not long trouble the peace of the resident canons. On the last day of February 1574-6 he was presented by the dean and chapter of Canterbury to the rectory of St. Dionis Backchurch, London; and on 22 December 1576 he was installed dean of Lichfield, having taken the degree of D.D., as a member of Trinity College, earlier in the same year.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Those who sit on the cushion are inspired to act on aggressive urges directed at others of similar positions and/or occupations as themselves. After sitting, they will soon find themselves relocated from their current position through some means.

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