Edward Stafford, third Duke of Buckingham
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Edward Stafford, third Duke of Buckingham

1478-1521

Nominated by April 1499 (under Henry VII). Degraded 1521

A senior courtier under Henry VII and in the early years of Henry VIII's reign. Was arrested and charged with high treason in 1521, accused of asserting his own claim to the throne. Executed on 17 May 1521, having been degraded as a Knight of the Garter.