|Eleanor Cobham with her husband, Humphrey Duke of Gloucester|
|Eleanor Cobham on her way to her prison.|
As for Eleanor's husband? Humphrey turned on her, though secretly I think he was rather upset by her sentence. I can't recall exactly but it may have been that after that they two were divorced. (I don't think it's likely though) A few years later Humphrey himself was rightful accused of treason and died just before his trial (he wasn't murdered like Shakespeare and some historians have claimed) Eleanor clearly survived her husband but, for how long, we don't know.
It can be said without a doubt that Eleanor Cobham died while imprisoned, she was alone and she had brought it upon herself. If Anne Boleyn had ever heard Eleanor's story, it's possible she tried to take lessons from it. Eleanor always tried to show off her new royal status as much as possible at the court, Eleanor also openly discuss treasonous things with her husband. And no doubt, while languishing in the tower Anne would've recall the fate of the infamous Eleanor.
In Shakespeare's "Henry VI" plays Eleanor is shown as being guilty of the witchcraft she is accused of is portrayed as a sort of villain. In this sense he got something right. Unlike Anne Boleyn, Eleanor was going to manipulate her way up the top and wasn't going to stop until the crown was placed on her head at Westminster. Still, I find her story intriguing as she is a very little known character and if I find more info I'll write another post!