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.
The king of Porturgal
Who was the guy who played him???? He is not in the cast listing anywhere!
Dec 17 2012, 1:35 AM EST by
When is series two coming to sony tv (sky tv),
just finished watching s.1 for the second time, keen for second time round on s.2 :)
Oct 18 2012, 5:21 PM EDT by
Why this alteration of Marguerite's character?
I really do not understand why they made Marguerite that far from the historical one. Why did they made her one of Henry's mistresses?
Oct 14 2012, 12:24 PM EDT by
Anne Vaux, Catherin Parr's younger sister
I would love to know more about her since she was my 13th great grandmother. I know she was married to Sir Knight Thomas Le Strange and at some point the Le Strange family left England left England because of all the horrible things going on in England. They relocated to Virgina, in the New World, and changed their last name to Strange. I am directly related to Owen and Mary Strange. I will get this right if I just keep working at it. If you would like to connect at some point with me and discuse any info, you can emial me at : firstname.lastname@example.org I would like to know what happened to Anne Vaux. Thanks..Judy Anstess
Sep 22 2012, 6:56 AM EDT by
I really hate how Henry has handled her
Everything... she just couldn't give him a son and he prohibited her to visit her daughter, to have visitors, to be the queen... it's horrible
Aug 13 2012, 8:37 AM EDT by 95miyu
Monument to Robert Aske
I do not know of any monuments in Yorkshire, but in the church where he was born in Aughton there is a 6 quartered family memorial telling a relative to recall the events of 1536. I have never even noticed anything more than a curt historical reference even at Clifford's Tower and he is not given any honour at the castle at Skipton or anywhere else. He seems to be something of an enigma rather than a hero. Mind you he will not be wanted to be remembered by his relatives the Clifford's as he held and threatened to rape Lady Eleanor Clifford, nee Brandon and his men also did the same to Katherine Parr.
He would not be recognised as a martyr but for the fact that the rebellion was a religious one and he seems to have been a ruffian and a rogue. He was not a family man and he would have used all the violence that he could had it been needed to get his message across. He did die and stand up to protect the Catholic Church but there is not much call even from his home town to have a memorial. I did recently read a campaign in 2009 for a local historian to get a plaque put up at Clifford Tower and that would be appropriate, but do not know if he succeeded. He should be given a historical memorial at least, even if he is not honoured with a statue. Come to think about it there is a plaque in Clitherow, but I am not sure where I saw it to the Pilgrimage itself and several other memorials around the place, but like everything you have to look carefully.
Henry Cavill in The Cold light of day
In France, the movie has been released a week ago so as soon as I could, I went to see it. Well, the movie is quite enjoyable, a bit too cliché for me but Henry's charisma and good acting make everything good. And you, what do you think of it? I can't wait to see him in man of steel!
May 11 2012, 10:15 AM EDT by
When do fictionalized facts matter ?
Susan Bordo, the author of the new book "The Creation of Anne Boleyn" which is coming out in 2013, has written a piece on this topic and it is posted on our Tudor Times blog here : http://www.thetudorswiki.com/page/The+Tudors+Blog. Check it out and weigh in on your opinions. When do you think fictionalized facts matter and what is your take on books like "Bringing up the bodies" &"The other Boleyn girl" and shows like "The Tudors"?
May 8 2012, 9:29 AM EDT by
Laoise Murray as Katherine Howard
Hi guys! I've been checking Laoise Murray's wikipedia page and it seems that in 2013, she will portray Katherine Howard in two movies: A New Reign: Henry VIII's Power and A Sacred Death. If it comes in France, I can't wait to see it! What about you?
Apr 17 2012, 6:22 AM EDT by
Friendship with Mary Tudor?
I've just read a comment upon a video on youtube about Lady Mary Tudor and Thomas Cromwell. It seems that they were friends: " [...] It's based in historical fact, they shared a friendship. He gave her gifts at Christmastide, and even had a ring made for her (though the King saw it and ended up gifting it to her instead). [...] "
What do you think of it?
Mar 2 2012, 6:09 AM EST by
Was the Duke Innocent of Treason?
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham was raised by the father of Henry VIII, and practically adopted as a member of the family from the age of 5. Henry as a Prince and a young King knew him well and in the early years of his reign it is clear that he was in favour.
He was knighted, a Privy Councillor, Lord High Constable, an army captain and close to the king. He had a strong personality and he was very guarded of his pride and his family. He was also very popular, generous and rich. He was powerful and came from powerful and old noble and royal stock. His sister may have had an affair with Henry VIII in 1510, his daughter had an affair with William Compton, not Charles Brandon, and his eldest daughter was married to the Duke of Norfolk (2nd Duke, that is) He was the first person to welcome Catherine of Aragon to England and Catherine regarded him as a friend, pleading for him when he was accused of treason.
But was he guilty? Buckingham was ambitious and let his ambitions known, but he was accused by servants that were bribed by Cardinal Wolsey, who hated him. He made an enemy of Wolsey and he disliked 'new' men taking power from nobles. He talked about his fathers wish to do away with Richard III, but he was a child at the time and that was a good thing surely in Tudor eyes. He carried and bore royal coat of arms; he had some entitlement to do so. He was convicted on rumour and speculation and claims of listening to prophecy and acting on it. He may have had ambitions, should the Tudor line fail, but there was hardly any evidence against him, and he most probably had no ambitions beyond dreams. He was doing well under Henry; why would he in all honesty want to kill him?
Henry was childless, save Mary, so he may have feared for his throne and wanted to make a strong example that would bring the other nobles to heal. Fear, doubt, suspicion are all reasons to accuse an innocent man of treason.
How could it be season five of anything? It would have to be season one of a new series surely!
You cannot mix a prequel with a sequel! I assume that you are talking about two series; one for the start of the dynasty and two or three for the rest of the dynasty.
However, I need to point out that Lady Jane Grey has been written out of history by the Tudors and another oner of their historical mess ups. In the Tudors, not only did Charles Brandon marry the wrong sister; that is Margaret instead of Mary; he only had one child in the Tudors, although he did refer to his last wife Catherine having one or two pregnancies, but they would not be heirs to the throne. In the Tudors he only appears to have a son, with changing names, Henry, Arthur, Edward and back to Henry again. In real life he had three children by Princess Mary who were heirs to the throne: Henry who died in 1534, Lady Frances Grey, mother of Lady Jane Grey, the one who stole Mary's throne for 9 days, and Lady Eleanor Clifford, Countess of Cumberland. In the Tudors; the girls are not even mentioned, so were is Lady Jane Grey going to come from?
Or is Lord Henry Brandon from the Tudors going to have a daughter called Jane Grey and hey presto history is some how restored!
The Tudors finished were it was because it had made enough errors with history. It was a great series and it would be good to see more, but how; history has been changed!
The Tudors Series Begins Soon on TV
For those of you who have satelitte/Sky TV, The Tudors series is starting soon on Sony TV on the 1/2/12. Looking forward to seeing it all again :)
Jan 18 2012, 11:09 AM EST by
The Tudors in France
As you all know, or I assume you know, I'm French and I have the pleasure to announce you that the thrid season of the Tudors is going to be put on TV next week on a channel called " Arte". The Tudors have been already put in the TV's channel in 2011, on Canal + for season 4 and Arte for season 1 and 2.
Jan 8 2012, 6:13 AM EST by
The Tudors - Richard Rich talks to Thomas More
Jan 8 2012, 3:32 AM EST by
Ana Bolena, escalandizo, en la epoca existio, ahora quien conociendo el Codigo da vinci, podria hacer lo mismo?
Jan 5 2012, 2:53 PM EST by
The tudors roleplay on MSN and fanpop
http://www.fanpop.com/spots/the-tudors-roleplay-on-msn please join us at the tudor-roleplay
People we need
Tudor family :
Lady Jane Grey
Queen or king consorts :
Catherine of Aragon
Anne of cleves
Phillip of spain
Charles Brandon + his family
henry and jane videos
are there any videos of henry and jane?
Nov 25 2011, 8:54 AM EST by me9123
anne and henri passion