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Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset
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Name Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1406 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandHouse of Beaufort
Death[1] 22 May 1455 St Albans, Hertfordshire, England Combatant at First Battle of St Albans
Ancestral File Number 8N4G-00


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Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, KG (1406 – 22 May 1455), sometimes styled 1st Duke of Somerset, was an English nobleman and an important figure in the Wars of the Roses and in the Hundred Years' War. He also succeeded in the title of 4th Earl of Somerset and was created 1st Earl of Dorset and 1st Marquess of Dorset (previously held by his father and later forfeited), and Count of Mortain. He was known for his deadly rivalry with Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Edmund Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   Weis, Frederick Lewis; William R. Beall; Kaleen E. Beall; and Walter Lee Sheppard. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700: lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and other historical individuals. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., c2004), p. 3 line 1-32.

    Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, Marquis of Dorset, Lieut.-General of France, Normandy and Guienne; b. abt 1406; slait at 1st Battle of St. Albans, 22 May 1455; m. without license, abt 1431/5, Eleanor (Beauchamp) Ros (87034), b. Eddgenoch, co. Warwick, 1407; d. 6 Mar 1467; widow of Thomas Ros, Lord Ros, and dau. of Richard Beauchamp, 5th Earl of Warwick, and Elizabeth Berkeley, dau. of Thomas Berkeley, Baron Berkeley; she m. (3) Walter Rokesley, Esq. (CP II: 131 note c, 145; CP IV: 417; Burke; DNB 4:38). Line goes back through Edward III of England to Cerdic, King of the West Saxons, and down (through daughter Eleanor) to American colonists Edward Pelham and his half-sister Penelope Pelham Winslow.

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