Person:Margaret Plantagenet (44)

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Name Margaret Plantagenet
Married Name Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury
Gender Female
Birth[1] 14 Aug 1473 Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, EnglandHouse of York
Death[1] 27 May 1541 Tower of London, Middlesex, EnglandExecuted on Tower Green
Reference Number? Q241806?
Burial? London, EnglandSt. Peter Ad Vincula

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Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, born Margaret of York (14 August 1473 – 27 May 1541), was an English peer. She was the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, who was the brother of King Edward IV and King Richard III. She was one of two women in sixteenth-century England to be a peer in her own right with no titled husband. One of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses, she was executed in 1541 at the command of King Henry VIII, who was the son of her cousin Elizabeth of York. Pope Leo XIII beatified her as a martyr for the Catholic Church on 29 December 1886.

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