Ambitious and Haughty But No Traitor
Edward, third Duke of Buckingham was greatly ambitious and he liked to strut around and to show off as many of the older nobles did. He may have repeated the so called tale that his father had told him, but as a royal ward raised at court by Margaret Beaufort the King's Mother (Henry VII) he was part of the inner circle of the young Prince Henry (VIII) and was his companion. He was aware of the heritage of his family and so was King Henry.
At first he was on good terms with Henry VIII but fell out of allegations of affairs on the King's part and scandal concerning his wife and sister. But he regained high office and was Lord High Steward of the Kings Household. He was a good soldier and a good jouster and he was rewarded as a captain at the Battle of the Spurs 1513. He was a friend of Queen Catherine of Aragon, having met her on her arrival in England. He was the father in law of the Duke of Norfolk. Norfolk was upset when he condemned him for treason.
He may have had ambitions and he may have spoken about them openly and foolishly but he was not planning to remove or kill Henry VIII. He had a good claim to the throne but he was aware that Henry was now King although he did not have a male heir. It is said that he made an enemy of Cardinal Wolsey, spilling the handwashing water over him as the Cardinal insisted on Buckingham serving him as well as the king with the bowel. This was an insult to Buckingham and he was angry. He also lavishly decorated his home in a way that it actually outdid the King. He was Henry's second official at the F C of Gold 1520, so no treason here suspected.
Boasted he would kill Henry as father intended kill Richard III, so arrested on trumped up charges and despite public outcry he was executed May 1521 and attainer passed after death in July 1523. Why he was charged and executed not clear as it is doubtful he was a traitor: a loud mouth yes, traitor no.
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham
See also: The Tudors Cast | The Tudors Episode Guide <<Back to The Tudors Characters Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham as played by Steven Waddington
Apr 22 2012, 6:04 PM EDT by
EXECUTIONS during Henry's reign as shown on The Tudors
Executions during King Henry VIII 's reign as shown on The Tudors click highlighted links to learn more about each character Want to add to this page? Click EasyEdit to update this page! (Don't see
Aug 8 2011, 3:03 PM EDT by
6 Degrees Of Henry Cavill
TEAM BRANDON SIX DEGREES OF HENRY CAVILL The Six Degrees of Henry Cavill is based on the concept of the small world phenomen
Jun 15 2009, 4:30 PM EDT by
Sep 5 2008, 12:25 PM EDT by
Difference between Tower Green vs. Tower Hill
To my knowledge (feel free correct me if I'm mistaken) there were only 10 known people to have been executed on Tower Hill (their names are on the Execution Memorial in the Tower of London). During the Tudor period, 6 of these were executed and they were: Anne Boleyn, Margaret Pole, Catherine Howard, Jane Rochford / Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, and Robert Devereux.
Those were the only people during the Tudor Era that were killed inside the grounds of the Tower. The rest were either executed at Tower Hill (so crowds could watch) or Tyburn.
Apr 10 2008, 11:58 AM EDT by
EXECUTIONS under all the Tudors
HISTORICAL LIST OF THE EXECUTIONS UNDER ALL THE TUDOR MONARCHS The Headsman's axe & block at the Tower The Tower of London & Traitors Gate Tower Green - the site of
Aug 15 2011, 6:15 PM EDT by