Edward Arden, of Park Hall, Castle Bromwich, was Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1575 and was the son of William Arden (d. 1545) who in turn was a 2nd cousin of Mary Arden, mother of William Shakespeare. 
He married Mary Throckmorton (died 1603), the daughter of Sir Robert Throckmorton and his first wife, Muriel Berkeley, daughter of Thomas (1472–1533), 5th Baron Berkeley, by Eleanor Constable (c. 1485 – 1527), daughter of Sir Marmaduke Constable.
Arden was a well known Catholic martyr, who conspired to assasinate Queen Elizabeth I. He was arrested in London, incarcerated in the Tower on 7 Nov. After his conviction at trial, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Smithfield on 20 December 1583; his head was set on London Bridge and his remains were buried in Moorfields outside the City.
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