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Margaret Pole (Born Lady Margaret Plantagenet at Farleigh Hungerford Castle in Somerset), 8th Countess of Salisbury (14 August 1473 û 27 May 1541) was a peeress, the daughter of the 1st Duke of Clarence, a brother of King Edward IV and King Richard III. She was the last legitimate member of the Plantagenet dynasty, executed in 1541 at the command of King Henry VIII, who was her cousin's son. She is a Catholic Martyr.
Her chief residence was Warblington Castle in Hampshire. There is no known connection to Derbyshire
Engraved from the original picture in the possession of the Right Honorable the Earl of Huntingdon.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.