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  1. Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford. Margaret Beaufort ( c. 1437 – 1474) was a younger daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset and Lady Eleanor Beauchamp. [1] Her father was leader of the Lancastrian side in the Wars of the Roses. [2] Margaret married Humphrey, eldest son of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, who held the ...

  2. Father. John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset. Mother. Margaret Beauchamp of Bletso. Lady Margaret Beaufort (usually pronounced: ⫽ ˈboʊfərt ⫽ BOH-fərt or ⫽ ˈbjuːfərt ⫽ BEW-fərt; 31 May 1443 – 29 June 1509) was a major figure in the Wars of the Roses of the late fifteenth century, and mother of King Henry VII of England, the first ...

  3. Dec 19, 2022 · Countess Margaret's son, the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, became "Kingmaker" for putting Richard III of York on the throne of England. However, Buckingham was born a Stafford and a Beaufort, and typical of the times of the War of the Roses, he then plotted to return Henry (Beaufort) Tudor from exile to replace Richard III as king.

    • "Darrell"
    • London, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
    • circa 1437
  4. Jul 7, 2021 · Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford, is a curiously obscure figure for a woman of her rank. Even her death date is uncertain, though we know that her second husband, Richard Darell , remarried in 1481.

    • Female
    • Humphrey Stafford Knt, Richard Darrell
  5. Margaret was present, aged 66, at her grandson's coronation in Westminster Abbey on 24 June 1509. The ascendancy of this dynamic teenage king showed Margaret’s profound success in transforming her Beaufort-Tudor family from political outsiders into the established ruling dynasty. But just five days later, after falling ill at the coronation ...

  6. Countess Margaret Beaufort died on 29 June 1509, just one day after Henry VIII’s 18th birthday and two months after her own much-loved son Henry VII had passed away. The formidable, pious and perhaps ruthless Lady Beaufort, who had endured much during her life, became one of the most powerful women at court.

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  8. Margaret and Humphrey’s eldest son, Henry, was born on September 4, 1455. In 1458, the the Earl of Stafford died of the plague. He had been appointed in 1457 to the council of Prince Edward, son of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou. Margaret Beaufort was left a widow with two sons, Henry and Humphrey. The first Duke of Buckingham was killed at ...

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