The duke of Buckingham (Henry Stafford)
The duke of Buckingham was a good friend to Richard III and even helped him usurp the throne from Edward in 143.
He was rewarded amply for his efforts.
However their friendship was not to last long as in July and August 1483, Richard herd of opposition rising in the south.
By October 11th a rebellion had started in Kent and was backed by Buckingham.
Was not one single rebellion but a series of household revolts by the Yorkists, who were loyal to Edward and his sons.
· Started in Kent, and then moved to Sussex and surrey in the next 10 days.
· Duke of Norfolk remained loyal to Richard and seized this rebellion by taking control of the bridge over the river Thames.
· By October 18th further rebel armies had formed in the south west: Cornwall and Dorset backed by Thomas grey.
· More rebels gathered in the central southern counties: Berkshire and Salisbury in Wiltshire.
· Buckingham planned his own rising from south wales, but once the storm hit and flooded the river seven, he could not cross, and all his backing ran away.
Henry Tudor’s involvement:
Some say that Buckingham considered himself the new king maker.
· Henry Tudor was a leading Lancastrian climate
· He was in exile in Brittany