Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

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Sir Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

Birthplace: Abergavenny, Monmouth, Wales (United Kingdom)
Death: November 02, 1483 (28)
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom) (Execution)
Place of Burial: Plot: in the chancel. St Peter Churchyard, Britford, Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Humphrey Stafford, Earl Stafford and Lady Margaret Darell, Countess of Stafford
Husband of Katherine Wydeville, Duchess of Buckingham
Father of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham; Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire; Elizabeth Radcliffe, Countess of Sussex; Sir Humphrey Stafford and Anne Stafford, Countess of Huntington
Half brother of Margaret Touchet

Occupation: Duke of Buckingham
Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

another possible birth year is /was 1454


"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, Henry VII."













[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), pages 105,130.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 388. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

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Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham's Timeline

September 4, 1455
Abergavenny, Monmouth, Wales (United Kingdom)
February 3, 1478
Brecknock Castle, Brecknockshire, Wales (United Kingdom)
Brecknock Castle, Breconshire, Wales
Brecknock Castle, Brecon, Breconshire, Wales
November 2, 1483
Age 28
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom)
Age 27
Age 27