Book of Saints – Margaret Pole

[Blessed Margaret Pole]Article

(Blessed) Martyr (May 28) (16th century) A woman of irreproachable life, a Plantagenet of the Blood Royal of England, Countess of Salisbury, and nearly related to King Henry VIII. She married Sir Richard Pole, a knight, and became the mother of the celebrated Cardinal Reginald Pole. Her son being abroad and beyond his reach, the tyrant revenged himself on the pious and virtuous widow, ever-faithful too to the Catholic Faith. As she had committed no crime on which she could be arraigned before a jury, Henry proceeded by Bill of Attainder and had the holy woman’s head struck off on Tower Hill, May 28, A.D. 1541.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Margaret Pole”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2014. Web. 23 September 2017. <>