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  • ID: I34616
  • Name: Edward STAFFORD , KB, KG, 3rd Duke of Buckingham 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 3rd Duke of /Buckingham/, Edward Stafford
  • Name: 8th Earl of STAFFORD , Edward Stafford 2
  • Birth: 3 FEB 1477/78 in Brecknock Castle, Breconshire, Wales 1
  • Death: 17 MAY 1521 in Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England (beheaded) 1
  • Burial: Austin Friars, London, England
  • Note:
    BARONY OF STAFFORD (IX) 1485 to 1521

    EARLDOM OF STAFFORD (VIII) 1485 to 1521

    DUKEDOM OF BUCKINGHAM (III) 1485 to 1521

    EARLDOM OF BUCKINGHAM (VII, 4) 1485 to 1521

    EDWARD (STAFFORD), DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM [1444], EARL OF STAFFORD [1351], EARL OF BUCKINGHAM [1377?] and BARON STAFFORD [1298], also Count of Perche in Normandy, son and heir, born 3 February 1477/8, at Brecknock Castle. K.B. (as Duke of Buckingham) 29 October 1485, though not formally restored to his honours till November 1485 by Act of Parliament. K.G. circa 1499. He was appointed to act at the coronation of Henry VIll, in 1509 (for the day only], as Lord High Constable., office he laid claim, as his hereditary right, in 1514. He also officiated at the coronation as LORD HIGH STEWARD of England and Bearer of the Crown. P.C., 1509. He had licence to castellate his manor of Thornbury 9 July 1510. He held a command in the right wing at Therouenne In 1513. In right of his representation of Thomas, Duke of Gloucester and Earl of Buckingham abovenamed (the 6th and youngest son of Edward III), he appears to have entertained some notions of his possible right to the Crown, and having incurred the enmity of Cardinal Wolsey, then Chief Minister, was accused and found guilty, on very flimsy grounds, of high treason 13, and executed on Tower Hill, 17 May 1521, and was buried at Austin Friars, London, aged 43, the attainder being confirmed in Parliament 31 July 1523, when all his honours became forfeited.

    He married [contract 14 December 1490] Eleanor, 1st daughter of Henry [Percy], 3rd Earl of Northumberland, by Maud, daughter of William [Herbert], Earl of pembroke. She died 13 February 1530/1, and was buried at the Greyfriars, London. Will dated 24 June 1528, directing her heart to be buried there and her body at the Greyfriars, Bristol. [Complete Peerage II:390-91, XIV:121, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    NOTE: Thornbury Castle was built as one of the first, more modern, palaces--not a castle, as the use of cannons made castles obsolete. It was over half completed when the Duke was executed. It (at least the 60-70% that was completed) is currently used as a unque hotel. I have stayed at the hotel twice now, in the Queen Mary room, as Henry VIII, who confiscated the Castle when he executed Edward, kept his young daughter Mary there during part of her adolescence. The Castle was not a crenelation/remodel of a previous manor, but was all new construction. The grandness and largeness of the construction (it would hold many soldiers in barracks embedded within the walls enclosing the gardens & fields around the castle) is said to have contributed to the suspicions of Wolsey/Henry VIII.

    Father: Henry STAFFORD , KB, KG, 2nd Duke of Buckingham b: 4 SEP 1455 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
    Mother: Katherine WYDEVILLE b: 4 AUG 1458 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England

    Marriage 1 Eleanor PERCY b: ABT 1478 in Cock Lodge Manor, Topcliffe, Yorkshire North Riding
    • Married: 14 DEC 1490 in Contract Date 1

    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:390-1
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/1:182
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