Editors. "Edmund de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, is executed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Edmund de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, is executed (83 words)
Historical Context Note
Edmund de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, is executed. A potential claimant to the English throne due to his Plantegenet ancestry, he had been attainted in 1504 after he attempted to gather an army for an invasion. Henry VII had taken him prisoner from Philip of Burgundy on the understanding that he would guarantee his safety, but Henry VIII did not feel bound to this agreement, anxious at the threat he might pose while the king was out of the country campaigning in France.14190 Edmund de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, is executed 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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