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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Margaret Pole, Blessed

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Martyr, Countess of Salisbury, born Castle Farley, near Bath, England, 1473;died East Smithfield Green, 1541. She was the daughter of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, niece of King Edward VI, and wife of Sir Richard Pole (1491), to whom she bore five children, one, Reginald, becoming Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury. She was sponsor for Henry VIII's daughter, Mary, and afterwards her governess. At a later period the Poles incurred the enmity of Henry because of their fidelity to Catholicity. Margaret was arrested in 1538, and after a long period of ill-treatmentin the Tower, was beheaded. Beatified, 1888. Feast, May 28,.

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Entry for 'Margaret Pole, Blessed'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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