Posts Tagged ‘Buckingham’

4
Sep

4 SEPTEMBER 1455

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Birth of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham.

In the Wars of the Roses both his father and grandfather fought and died on the Lancastrian side.  He was made a ward of Edward IV’s queen Elizabeth Woodville and was married to her sister Katherine Woodville (1458 – 1497), when both were still children.

He was initially the major supporter of Richard III, but soon turned against him, possibly under the influence of John Morton.  He was related to the Plantagenets and could have hoped to further his own hopes to the throne.  He is also one of the suspects for the murder of the “Princes in the Tower”, if indeed they were murdered at all.  He was convicted of treason and executed following the 1483 rebellion.

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7
Nov

7 NOVEMBER 1485

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

By this date Katherine Woodville is married to Henry Tudor’s uncle, Jasper Tudor.  Katherine was the sister of Elizabeth Woodville and the widow of Henry Stafford, second duke of Buckingham.

Source: ODNB on Henry Stafford, Henry, second duke of Buckingham

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10
Oct

10 OCTOBER 1483

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Richard III hears of an uprising in Kent, followed the next day with the news that Henry Stafford, second duke of Buckingham, had turned against him.  Buckingham’s rebellion mainly failed due to lack of support for him and bad weather.

Reference:

  1. S. L. Davies, ‘Stafford, Henry, second duke of Buckingham (1455–1483)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. [accessed online 3 Feb. 2011]

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2
Nov

2 NOVEMBER 1483

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis    in Events in History

Execution of Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham at Salisbury after being convicted of treason following his involvement in the 1483 rebellion.

Reference:

ODNB on Henry Stafford, second duke of Buckingham

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12
Oct

THE DEVIL IN ERMINE

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis    in Bookworm

Book Review:  The Devil in Ermine

IThe Devil in Erminesolde Martyn, The Devil in Ermine.  

The Devil in Ermine tells the events of 1483 through the eyes Richard III’s cousin, the Duke of Buckingham.  Following is the description from Isolde’s website:

1483: England has a new king – a mere boy – but who is to rule the kingdom until he comes of age? His ambitious mother, Queen Elizabeth Woodville, or his uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester?

 

Into this impasse steps the eloquent and charming Harry, Duke of Buckingham, Richard’s cousin, but what are his true intentions? Here for the first time is his account of that fateful summer when Gloucester became King Richard III. But of the two, who is the statesman and who the villain?

 

In this novel, rich in intrigue, Isolde Martyn, author of Mistress to the Crown, draws Richard III and Buckingham, two of history’s most enigmatic men, out from the shadows.

If you have an ebook reader, you can download The Devil in Ermine via Amazon and Smashwords.  Via Amazon you can also order a paperback version.  Isolde mentioned to me that she had ordered several print copies which would be for sale to members of the NSW branch.  Unfortunately, they won’t arrive until approx. 5 December.

Isolde is a past president of the NSW branch and as branch member continues to be a welcome and regular contributor to our meetings.

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