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Edmund of Langley , 1st Duke of York
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Name Edmund of Langley , 1st Duke of York
Gender Male
Birth? 5 Jun 1341 Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, EnglandHouse of Plantagenet
Christening? Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 1 Mar 1372 Hertford, Hertfordshire, Englandto Isabel , Princess of Castile and Leon
Marriage Bef 4 Nov 1393 to Joan de Holland
Will[7] 25 Nov 1400
Death? 1 AUG 1402 Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England
Reference Number? Q305002?
Burial? Langley, Hertfordshire, EnglandChurch of the Dominican Friars

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Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, 1st Earl of Cambridge, KG (5 June 1341 – 1 August 1402) was a younger son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, the fourth of this Royal couple's five sons who lived to adulthood. Like so many medieval princes, Edmund gained his identifying nickname from his birthplace of Kings Langley Palace in Hertfordshire. He was the founder of the House of York, but it was through the marriage of his younger son, Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge to Ann Mortimer, great-granddaughter of Lionel of Antwerp, Edward III's second son, that the Yorkist faction in the Wars of the Roses made its claim on the throne (the other party in the Wars of the Roses, the incumbent Lancasters, being the male descendants of his elder brother John of Gaunt, Edward III's third son).

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  1.   Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   The Royal Dau. of Eng., Eng. 120, v. 1, p. 242, 265, 267.
  3.   The Complete Peerage, G.E.C., Eng. V, v. 1, p. 357-58, v. 2, p. 494.
  4.   Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europaischen Staaten, Gen. Hist. 71, v. 2, tab. 60, 62.
  5.   Espolin (GS #12462, pt 1, p. 100).
  6.   EDMUND "of Langley", son of EDWARD III King of England & his wife Philippa de Hainaut (Abbot’s Langley, Hertfordshire 5 Jun 1341-King’s Langley, Hertfordshire 1 Aug 1402, bur King’s Langley, Church of the Dominican Friars), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  7. Nichols, John. A collection of all the wills, now known to be extant, of the kings and queens of England, princes and princessess of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal: from the reign of William the Conqueror to that of Henry the Seventh, exclusive, with explanatory notes and a glossary. (London: J. Nichols, 1780), pages 187 to 190.

    The will can be read here (in Anglo-Norman).