Why did the Duke of Buckingham Rebel in 1483

Four key reasons as to why the duke of Buckingham rebelled in 1483. 

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  • Why did the Duke of Buckingham rebel in 1483?
    • Personal conscience
      • Some might argue that Buckingham had been driven to rebellion by the guilt he felt for the murder of the Princes Edward and Richard
    • Buckingham had planned to take power since the death of Edward IV
      • It sounds unlikely, but this hypothesis is supported
        • Buckingham had a legitimate claim to the throne of England as a descendant of Edward III
        • Buckingham was married to Catherine Woodville - the Woodvilles were implacable opponents of Richard III
      • Buckingham had a legitimate claim to the throne of England as a descendant of Edward III
      • Buckingham was married to Catherine Woodville - the Woodvilles were implacable opponents of Richard III
    • Lack of sufficient reward
      • Buckingham had been promised the land of Hereford in the Welsh Marches, a promise which Richard III did not keep
      • Buckingham may have grown to resent the king for insufficiently rewarding the duke's efforts
        • Buckingham had been promised the land of Hereford in the Welsh Marches, a promise which Richard III did not keep
      • Buckingham was one of many over-mighty subjects - perhaps he never felt sufficiently rewarded by the King
    • Buckingham fancied himself a Kingmaker
      • Much like Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, who had assisted in the rise of two kings during the Wars of the Roses
      • Had the rebellion been successful, Buckingham would have been lavishly rewarded by Henry Tudor
        • Lack of sufficient reward
          • Buckingham may have grown to resent the king for insufficiently rewarding the duke's efforts
            • Buckingham was one of many over-mighty subjects - perhaps he never felt sufficiently rewarded by the King

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