EDWARD STAFFORD, 3RD DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM

TIME-LINE AD ADDITIONAL FACTS ON EDWRAD STAFFORD, THE 3RD DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM. EDWRAD WAS FIRST COUSIN TO QUEEN CONSORT ELIZABETH OF YORK

TIME-LINE OF EDWARD STAFFORD 3RD DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM

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1478
  • 3RD FEBRUARY Edward Stafford is born at Brecon Castle in Wales eldest son of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and Catherine Woodville
1479
  • Edward's sister Elizabeth Stafford is born
1480
  • Edward's younger brother Henry Stafford
1483
  • Edward's sister Anne Stafford is born
  • 9TH APRIL King Edward IV is dead and now his son Edward V is King of all England
  • 26TH JUNE King Edward V  is now deposed and his uncle Richard III declares himself the rightful King.
  • Buckingham's Rebellion The plot revolved around Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, (Edward's father)who had become disaffected from Richard, and had backing from the exiled Henry Tudor (The future King Henry VII) and his mother Margaret Beaufort.
  • During the rebellion Edward was said to have been hidden in various houses in Herefordshire , and possibley for the remainder of Richard III reign.
  • 2ND NOVEMBER Edward's father Henry Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham was was executed for treason by king Richard III without trial
1485
  • 22ND AUGUST The Battle of Bosworth. Part of the Wars of the Roses. This was between the forces of Richard IIIand Henry Tudor. Richard III is killed at the battle and now Henry Tudor is King Henry VII of all England
  • 29TH OCTOBER Edward was made a Knight of the Order of the Bath
  • Edward is restored to Duke of Buckingham
  • 30TH OCTOBER Edward attends the coronation of King Henry VII of England.
  • 7TH NOVEMBER Edward's mother married Jasper Tudor, uncle to King Henry VII of England
  • Edward's father's attainder was formally reversed by Parliament
1486
  • 3RD AUGUST Edward and his brother Henry becomes a ward of The Kings mother Margaret Beaufort.
1488
  • Henry VII had suggested a marriage between Buckingham and Anne of Brittany.
1489
  • The executors of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, paid the King £4000 for Buckingham's marriage to Percy's eldest daughter Eleanor
1490
  • 14TH DECEMBER Edward married Eleanor Percy
1494
  • 9TH NOVEMBER Edward was present at the ceremony of the creation of King Henry VII's second son, the future King Henry VIII, as Duke of York,
1495
  • Edward was made a Knight of the Order of the Garter
  • 21ST DECEMBER Jasper Tudor, Edward's step-father died.
1496
  • Catherine Woodville, Edwrad's mother married for a third time to Sir Robert Wingfield
1497
  • 18TH MAY Edwards mother Catherine Woodville died
  • Edward's daughter Lady Elizabeth Stafford is born
  • SEPTEMBER The Cornish rebellion Edward was captain in the forces sent to quell a rebellion in Cornwall.
1499
  • Edward's daughter Lady Catherine Stafford is born.
1501
  • 18TH SEPTEMBER Edward's son Henry Stafford, is born
  • NOVEMBER Edward was sent to meet Catherine of Aragon on her marriage with Prince Arthur
  • 14TH NOVEMBER The marriage of Arthur,prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragonat Saint Paul's Cathedral. Edward s said to have worn a gown worth £1500. He was the chief challenger at the tournament held the following day
1503
  • Edward's sister Anne married Sir Walter Herbert
  • 22ND NOVEMBER Edward's brother Henry Stafford married Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington,
1504
  • Edward becomes Lord High Constable 1504–1521
1505
  • 22ND APRIL Edward's younger brother Henry Stafford was made order of the Garter
  • 23RD JULY Edward's sister Elizabeth Stafford married Robert Radcliffe
1507
  • When Edward sister Anne husband Walter Herbert died, Anne gave control of her jointure, which included Raglan Castle in Wales, to her brother, Edward. Anne went to live in her brother's household at Thornbury
1508
  • Edward begins work on Thornbury Castle
1509
  • 21ST APRIL King Henry VII is now dead and now his son Henry VIII is king of all England.
  • Edward's daughter Elizabeth came to court as a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon
  • 23RD JUNE The joint coronation of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon Edward was appointed Lord High Constable, an office which he claimed by hereditary right. He also served as Lord High Steward at the coronation
  • Edward made a member of the King's Privy Council.
  • 9TH JULY Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland ward ship went to Edward
  • DECEMBER Edward's sister Anne Married George Hastings.
1510
  • Edward' brother Henry Stafford becomes Earl of Wiltshire
  • Anne Edward's sister is rumoured to be King Henry VIII mistress
  • Anne, Edwrad's sister was the subject of a sex scandal. Edward had heard rumours that Anne was having an affair with Sir William Compton. On one occasion, Edward had found Compton in Anne's room. Compton was forced to take the sacrament to prove that he had not committed adultery. Hastings sent Anne to live in a convent 60 miles away from the royal court.
  • 9TH JULY Edward had licence to crenellate his manor of Thornbury, Gloucestershire
1511
  • Margaret Stafford is born, Edward's illegitimate daughter is born.
1513
  • 8TH JANUARY Edward's daughter Elizabeth Stafford married Thomas Howard Earl of Surrey (3rd Duke Norfolk) Elizabeth brought Howard a dowry of 2000 marks, and was promised a jointures of 500 marks a year.
  • JUNE-OCTOBER Edward served as a captain during Henry VIII invasion of France, commanding 500 men in the 'middle ward'
1514
  • Edward was appointed to commissions of the peace and charged, together with other marcher lords, with responsibility for keeping order in south Wales
1519
  • 16TH FEBRURY Edward's son Henry Stafford, married Ursula Pole, the daughter of Margaret Pole.Ursula's dowry was 3,000 marks, which would be increased by 1,000 marks "if the Countess (of Salisbury) get back certain lands from the King. Countess settled lands in Somerset and Devon worth 700 marks on the couple and their children. In return, the Edward was required to set aside lands worth £500 as Ursula's jointures..Edward also paid for the wedding expenses, apart from Ursula's wedding clothes which were provided by her mother. Henry and Ursula lived in Edward's household..
  • Edward built the college Hall at Buckingham College
  • JUNE Edward's daughter Mary married George Nevill, 5th Baron Bergavenny
1520
  • Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland married Edward's daughter Catherine. Ralph was originally betrothed to Elizabeth, however she married Thomas Howard.
  • JUNE Edward and his wife, Eleanor,accompanied by his son Henry and his wife Ursula Pole, attended the Field of the Cloth of Gold
  • Edward became suspected of potentially treasonous actions and Henry VIII authorised an investigation. The King personally examined witnesses against him, gathering enough evidence for a trial.
1521
  • APRIL Edward is summoned to court and arrested then placed in the Tower of London.
  • MAY Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk presided as Lord High Steward over Edward's trial .According to Head, 'he pronounced the sentence of death with tears streaming down his face'.
  • 17TH MAY Edward Stafford the 3rd Duke of Buckingham is executed at Tower Hill

EXTRA FACTS ONEDWARD STAFFORD, 3RD DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM

  • Edward Stafford, was the 3rd Duke Of Buckingham and first cousin to Queen consort to Elizabeth of York.
     
  • Edward'smother catherine Woodvillewas sister to Queen consort, Elizabeth Woodville..Edward was first cousin to Queen consort Elizabeth of York. Edward's was the great-grandson of Edward III’s youngest son, Thomas of Woodstock
  • Henry Stafford helped to place Richard III on the throne. Richard III made Henry Constable of England as a reward for his loyalty. However in 1483 was executed for his his role in Buckingham Rebbellion.
     
  • Edward made sure all of his childen recieved an education.
     
  • Edward was tried before a panel of 17 peers on charges of listening to prophesies of the King’s death and intending to kill the King, found guilty
     
  • Edward was posthumously attainted by Act of Parliament on July 31, 1523.

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