Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York

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Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York
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Born5 June 1341
Kings Langley
Died1 August 1402 (aged 61)
Kings Langley

Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (5 June 13411 August 1402) was a younger son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was an ancestor of the House of York. He died in 1402. Edmund was granted the Earl of Surrey's lands north of the Trent, which lay mostly in Yorkshire, on the death of the latter. In 1359 he accompanied his father the King on an unsuccessful military expedition to France, at the age of twenty-one, King Edward created his son Earl of Cambridge.[1]

He was also guardian of England and campaigned in Portugal and Spain. His first wife was Isabel, daughter of Pedro I, King of Castile and Leon. Their child Edward, 2nd Duke of York was killed at Agincourt in 1415 and son Richard, Earl of Cambridge was executed for treason. Their daughter Constance married Thomas, Lord Despencer. His second wife was Joan, daughter of the Earl of Kent. He died on 1st August 1402 and is buried at King's Langley.[2]

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  1. "Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York". www.englishmonarchs.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
  2. "The History Press | The House of York: Edmund of Langley and his children". www.thehistorypress.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-03-12.