Duke of Buckingham is executed for treason

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Historical Context Note

Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, is executed for constructive treason, accused of having planned to kill the king. He had Plantagenet ancestry, and posed a potential threat as a claimant to the English throne.
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Editors. "Duke of Buckingham is executed for treason". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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