Katherine Wydeville, Duchess of Buckingham

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About Katherine Wydeville, Duchess of Buckingham

Sometime before the coronation of Elizabeth in May 1465, Catherine was married with Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham; both were still children. A contemporary description of Elizabeth Woodville's coronation relates that Catherine and her husband were carried on squires' shoulders. According to Dominic Mancini, Buckingham resented his marriage to a woman of inferior birth. The couple, had four children: (1)

  1. Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (3 February 1478 – 17 May 1521)
  2. Elizabeth Stafford, Countess of Sussex (ca. 1479 – 11 May 1532)
  3. Henry Stafford, 3rd Earl of Wiltshire (c. 1479 – 6 April 1523)
  4. Anne Stafford, Countess of Huntingdon (c. 1483–1544)


From Three Crises in Early English History: Personalities and Politics During the Norman Conquest, the Reign of King John, and the Wars of the Roses (Google eBook) Michael Van Cleave Alexander University Press of America, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 272 pages Page 191.

" ... Edward continued to arrange fashionable marriages for his wife's younger sisters.  In 1466 Anne Woodville became the wife of William Viscount Bouchier, heir-apparent to the earldom of Kent; while Eleanor Woodville was betrothed to Anthony Grey, son and heir to a wealthy Kentish landowner.  More significant than either of those unions was the marriage of Catherine Woodville to the young Duke of Buckingham, a teenager with a princely income of £5000 a year.  Because of his great wealth and direct descent from Edward lll, Buckingham was an extremely pompous young man who felt demeaned by his marriage to one of the lowly Woodville's ..."


Alt dealth date 1509

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Katherine Wydeville, Duchess of Buckingham's Timeline

Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England (United Kingdom)
February 3, 1478
Brecknock Castle, Brecknockshire, Wales (United Kingdom)
Brecknock Castle, Brecon, Breconshire, Wales
Brecknock Castle, Breconshire, Wales
Ashby, Leicestershire, England
Blatherwick, Hamptonshire, England (United Kingdom)