Biography of Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham

Timeline

On 03 Feb 1478 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was born to Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham and Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford at Brecon Castle.

On 02 Nov 1483 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham succeeded 8th Earl Stafford (1C 1351), 9th Baron Stafford (1C 1299).

In 1485 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was restored 3rd Duke Buckingham (1C 1444).

In Dec 1489 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham were married. Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham by marriage Duchess Buckingham (1C 1444). The executors of her father Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland, who had been hanged by rebels during the Northern Rebellion earlier in the year, having paid Henry VII King England and Ireland £4000 for the privilege. His father, Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham, had been hanged for treason in 1483.

In 1495 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was appointed 248th Knight Garter: Henry VII.

Around 1497 Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham.

Around 1499 Katherine Stafford Countess Westmoreland was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham.

On 18 Sep 1501 Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham at Penshurst Place.

Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon

On 14 Nov 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon were married at St Paul's Cathedral by Henry Deane Archbishop Canterbury assisted by William Warham Archbishop Canterbury and a further eighteen bishops.
Cecily York Viscountess Welles bore the train, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset was Chief Answerer. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex and Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham attended.
Immediately after their marriage Arthur Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon resided at Tickenhill Manor for a month.
Thereafter they travelled to Ludlow.

Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On 24 Jun 1509 Henry VIII was crowned VIII King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey. Catherine of Aragon was created Queen Consort England.
Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham, Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde and Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk attended. Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland was knighted. Robert Dymoke attended as the Kings's Champion. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex was created Knight of the Bath and served as Lord Sewer.

Around 1511 Margaret Stafford was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham.

Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham

In Apr 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was arrested and imprisoned at Tower of London. He was accused of listening to prophecies of the King's death and intending to kill the King. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk presided at his trial. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Henry Guildford acted as judges. Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Anthony Poyntz and Edmund Walsingham as jurors. .

On 17 May 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was executed at Tower Hill for no specific reason other than his having a significant amount of Plantagenet blood and was, therefore, considered a threat by Henry VIII. He was posthumously attainted by Act of Parliament on 31 July 1523, disinheriting his children. .

After 17 May 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was buried at St Peter's Church.

Mary Stafford Baroness Bergavenny was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stafford

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu, Countess Stafford Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess Gloucester Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham Great Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 12th Earl Warwick Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Ferrers Countess Warwick Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Warwick Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Berkeley 9th Baron Berkeley, 3rd Baron Lisle Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Lisle Baroness Berkeley, 3rd Baroness Lisle Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Mother: Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Woodville

Great GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Beauchamp

GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Luxembourg Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny Great x 8 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Brienne

Great GrandMother: Margherita Baux Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria

Great x 2 GrandMother: Sueva Orsini Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran