Person:Henry Stafford (39)

Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
d.2 Nov 1483 Wiltshire, England
Facts and Events
Name Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Sep 1455 Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Marriage 1466 Breconshire, WalesBrecknock Castle,
to Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham and Bedford
Death[1] 2 Nov 1483 Wiltshire, EnglandSalisbury area
Reference Number? Q714480?
Burial? Salisbury, Wiltshire, EnglandGrey Friars

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Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, KG (4 September 1455 – 2 November 1483) played a major role in King Richard III's rise and fall. He is also one of the primary suspects in the disappearance (and presumed murder) of the Princes in the Tower. Buckingham was related to the royal family of England in many different ways, but his connections were all through daughters of younger sons. His chances of inheriting the throne would have seemed remote, but he played the role of a 'kingmaker' for Richard III and, unsuccessfully, for Henry VII.

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