woman Countess Margaret Plantagenet of Sailsbury‏‎ #2269‎, daughter of Duke George Plantagenet of Clarence and Isabel Neville‏.

executed in 1541 at the command of King Henry VIII, who was her cousin's son.
She refused to accept that she was a traitor and would not keep herself still on the block to be executed. Though she was in her 60s and quite frail, she resisted and the first blow missed and hit her shoulder. It took 10 more blows to finally behead her.

Married/ Related to:

man Sir Richard Pole K.G.‏‎ #2268‎


man Archibishop Reginald Pole of Canterbury‏‎ #2286‎