SIR EDMUND DE LA POLE, 3RD EARL OF SUFFOLK
Edmund de la Pole was born around 1471 at Cotton, Suffolk, England. He was the second son and third child of John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, and Elizabeth Plantagenet (sister of Edward IV and Richard III).
This meant that Edmund had a claim to the throne as a descendent of Edward III and nephew of Richard III.
Edmund married, in 1496, Margaret, granddaughter of Henry Scrope, 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, who became a nun and died of the Black Plague.
Initially, he supported Henry VII but then conspired with Emperor Maximilian in 1501. For his rebellion, he was proclaimed an outlaw at Ipswich, on 26 December 1502.
Philip the Handsome was persuaded by Henry VII to hand over the Earl of Suffolk in the treaty Malus Intercursus. Henry imprisoned the Earl in the Tower on his arrival in London in 1505/6.
After being a prisoner in the Tower for around 7 years, he was beheaded on Tower Hill on 30 April 1513, aged about 42.
Montaigne, in his Essays, said that Henry VII, in his will, instructed his son to put Suffolk to death immediately after his death.
Link/cite this page
If you use any of the content on this page in your own work, please use the code below to cite this page as the source of the content.
Link will appear as Hanson, Marilee. "Edmund de la Pole" https://englishhistory.net/tudor/citizens/edmund-de-la-pole/, February 2, 2022