Henry VII died on 22 April 1509 and Edward Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon on 28 May 1509. Henry VIII had succeeded to the throne and released William Courtenay from the Tower. On 24 June 1509, William took part in the coronation of Henry VIII. He carried the sword for his royal nephew. He enjoyed some favor with Henry VIII who created him Earl of Devon on 10 May 1511. However William died on 9 June 1511. Henry Courtenay was his heir.
Earl of Devon
The attainder had not been fully removed but Henry was allowed to succeed his father as the... Read More