Arthur Pole (1531–1570)
Sir Arthur Pole of Lordington, Sussex (1531 - between January 1570 and 12 August 1570) was an English nobleman and conspirator.
He was the eldest son and heir of Sir Geoffrey Pole who had some claim to the English throne. Arthur Pole attempted to persuade France and Spain to back the family's claim. He was imprisoned with his brother Edmund, after conspiring to advance his own or Mary, Queen of Scots' claims to the throne of England, in the Tower of London from October 1562 or 1563. On 26 February 1563 at the Tower of London, he was found guilty of treason, and imprisoned there, where he died.
Between 15 September 1562 and 27 January 1563 he married Mary Holland, who died before 16 November 1570, daughter of Sir Richard Holland of Denton, Lancashire, and wife Eleanor Harbottle, who was the widow of Sir Thomas Percy (attainted and executed in 1537), son of Henry Algernon Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland and Catherine Spencer. The couple had no children.
- Dictionary of National Biography Arthur Pole
- Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, p. 16.
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