DUKES OF BUCKINGHAM ARMS
Edmund Stafford (a descendant
of Hervey Bagot) became a part of the royal family when he became engaged
and married Anne, daughter of Thomas (of Woodstock), son of Plantagenet
King Edward III. Humphrey Stafford (son of Edmund and Anne) inherited the
title of Buckingham at his mother's death and became the first Duke of
Buckingham. Their descendant, Henry Stafford, was made a royal ward of
King Edward IV, and for several years he lived in the queen's household.
His father and grandfather had been killed during the War of the Roses.
Henry Stafford was the second Duke of Buckingham.