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1628 - Duke of Buckingham Murdered

Southsea Castle badly damaged by fire (See 1538, 1544, 1759)

Duke of Buckingham, Lord High Admiral, murdered by John Felton, a disgruntled soldier. Felton laid in wait and stabbed the Duke to death at what is now 11 High St. Old Portsmouth. Felton was later executed at Tyburn Tree and gibbeted on the beach at Portsmouth near where the present day Clarence Pier stands, but with the loss of the Duke‟s support so the great plans for the dockyard withered along with Felton‟s body.