Three possible heirs to the English throne are sentenced to death

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Historical Context Note

Prominent members of the English court are sentenced to death for treason. They include the brothers of Cardinal Reginald Pole (Sir Geoffrey of Lordington and Henry, Lord Montague), and Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter. Courtenay is actually next in succession to the English throne, if Henry VIII should die without an heir, and thus poses quite a threat to Henry's sense of security.
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Editors. "Three possible heirs to the English throne are sentenced to death". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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