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blessed-margaret-pole - Martyr of England.She was born Margaret Plantagenet,the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III.She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed,named countess of Salisbury,and appointed governess to Princess Mary,daughter of Henry VIII/Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain.She opposed Henry’s mar­riage to Anne Boleyn,and the king exiled her from court,although he had called her “the holiest woman in England.”

blessed-margaret-pole - Martyr of England.She was born Margaret Plantagenet,the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III.She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed,named countess of Salisbury,and appointed governess to Princess Mary,daughter of Henry VIII/Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain.She opposed Henry’s mar­riage to Anne Boleyn,and the king exiled her from court,although he had called her “the holiest woman in England.”

Eltham Palace - The bridge over the dry moat with the house and gardens beyond. Boyhood home of King Henry VIII

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Edward Plantagenet, considered the last full blood male of the Plantagenet line. He was kept in the Tower by Henry VII from age 11- age 24, when he died. His sister was Margaret Pole, who was executed during Henry's VIII's reign. Her children, Reginald and Geoffrey, were considered threats to the throne, having also had Plantagenet blood. Geoffrey was executed by Henry VIII; Reginald was in exile during Henry's reign.

Edward Plantagenet, considered the last full blood male of the Plantagenet line. He was kept in the Tower by Henry VII from age 11- age 24, when he died. His sister was Margaret Pole, who was executed during Henry's VIII's reign. Her children, Reginald and Geoffrey, were considered threats to the throne, having also had Plantagenet blood. Geoffrey was executed by Henry VIII; Reginald was in exile during Henry's reign.

A detail of a portrait of Cardinal Reginald Pole, the son of the executed Duchess of Salisbury, Margaret de la Pole, and an ally of Mary Tudor.

A detail of a portrait of Cardinal Reginald Pole, the son of the executed Duchess of Salisbury, Margaret de la Pole, and an ally of Mary Tudor.

A view of London with the Tower of London, and Duke Charles d'Orléans writing in the Tower, Bruges, c. 1483 (this image) with later additions, c. 1492 – c. 1500: Royal MS 16 F. ii, f. 73

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Ursula Pole, Baroness Stafford: Ursula was born in c1504 the daughter of Sir Richard Pole and Margaret Plantagenet, the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of two Yorkist Kings Edward IV and Richard III. A close cousin to the Henry VIII (her grandmother Edith St John was half sister to his grandmother, Margaret Beaufort) you could be forgiven for thinking this would have stood the Pole family in good stead.

Ursula Pole, Baroness Stafford

Keeping one’s head in a crisis had a whole different connotation in the 16th century. And the more closely one was related to the King, the more difficult it became. Ursula was born in c1504 …

24 September 1561 – Birth of Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp, son of Katherine Grey (sister of Lady Jane Grey) and Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, in the Tower of London. He was born in the Tower because his parents had been imprisoned for marrying without the Queen’s permission.

The Birth of Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp: A Baby Born in the Tower of London

Some babies were born in The Tower of London. One of those was the son of Lady Katherine Grey, Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp.

Edward VI of England Christening Portrait by Holbein King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. He was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine.  Born: October 12, 1537, Hampton Court Palace, Molesey Died: July 6, 1553, Palace of Placentia, Greenwich Buried: August 9, 1553 Parents: Jane Seymour, Henry VIII of England Siblings: Elizabeth I of England, Mary I of England

Edward VI of England Christening Portrait by Holbein King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. He was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine. Born: October 12, 1537, Hampton Court Palace, Molesey Died: July 6, 1553, Palace of Placentia, Greenwich Buried: August 9, 1553 Parents: Jane Seymour, Henry VIII of England Siblings: Elizabeth I of England, Mary I of England

Geoffrey Pole, 1502?-1558 The second son of Margaret Plantagenet, little is known of his early life. In 1529, he was knighted by Henry VIII at York Place. A devout Roman Catholic, he greatly disapproved of Henry VIII’s divorce proceedings from Katherine of Aragon.  He married Constance, the elder of two daughter and heirs of Sir John Pakenham. They had five sons and six daughters.

Sir Geoffrey Pole (1502?-1558) -- England Under The Tudors

Biography of Sir Geoffrey Pole; son of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, brother of Cardinal Reginald Pole and Henry Pole, Lord Montague.

The Paradise Bed: Henry VII & Elizabeth of York October 1485 - January 1486 A rare and highly important Late Medieval oak four poster bed displaying the royal arms and devices of Henry VII. The importance of the bed, its excellence execution suggests a craftsman of the highest order. The lavish ornamentation resulted in a political power statement designed to denote honour and privilege. The four poster bed had an unrivalled position in the Medieval era as a barometer of status.

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HENRY VII (1457-1509), King of England and Lord of Ireland. Letter signed ('Henricus R') to 'the Archduchess of Austria and Burgundy' [Joanna of Castille, Juana la Loca], Sheen Palace, 8 April 1497, in Latin

HENRY VII (1457-1509), King of England and Lord of Ireland. Letter signed ('Henricus R') to 'the Archduchess of Austria and Burgundy' [Joanna of Castille,

View HENRY VII (1457-1509), King of England and Lord of Ireland. Letter signed ('Henricus R') to 'the Archduchess of Austria and Burgundy' [Joanna of Castille, ''Juana la Loca''], Sheen Palace, 8 April 1497, in Latin, 21 lines in a neat italic hand on one page, 297 x 260mm, integral address panel, endorsed 'R. Angl. 1497' (some staining, more marked to right margin, small loss to upper left corner); with a translation. on Christies.com, as well as other lots from the Valuable Printed Books…