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Edmund, (1245- )

1. Edmund, 1st Earl of Lancaster, son of Henry III KING OF ENGLAND (1207-1272) and Eleanor de Provence ( - ), was born in 1245. He appeared in the census. He celebrated his Bar Mitzvah. He married Blanche of ARTOIS.

 

Edmund had the earldoms of Lancaster, Leicester and Derby. At his death they were inherited by his eldest son Thomas.

Edmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Lancaster (January 16, 1245 ?June 5, 1296) was the second surviving son of Eleanor of Provence and King Henry III of England.

Edmund was born in London, England. He was a younger brother of Edward I of England and Eleanor of England.

In 1253 he was invested by Pope Innocent IV in the Kingdom of Sicily and Apulia. At about this time he was also made Earl of Chester. These were of little value as Conrad IV of Germany, the real King of Sicily, was still living and the Earldom of Chester was transferred to his elder brother Edward.

Edmund soon obtained, however, important possessions and dignities, for soon after the forfeiture of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester in 1265, Edmund received the Earldom of Leicester and of Lancaster and also the honour of the Stewardship of England and the lands of Nicolas de Segrave.

In 1271 he accompanied his elder brother Edward on the Ninth Crusade to Palestine. It was because of this he received the nickname Crouchback (or cross back) indicating that he was entitled to wear a cross on his back.

He was married twice, first to Aveline de Forz, Countess of Albemarle, in 1269, and then in Paris, France on February 3, 1276, to Blanche of Artois. That same year he became the Count of Champagne and Brie in France. With Blanche he had four children:

* Thomas Plantagenet, Second Earl of Lancaster (b. 1278)
* Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (b. 1281)
* John Plantagenet, Lord of Beaufort, (b. BEF 1286)
* Mary Plantagenet

He died on June 5, 1296 in Bayonne, and was interred on July 15, 1296 at Westminster Abbey, London, England.

 

Blanche of ARTOIS and Edmund, 1st Earl of Lancaster had the following children:

 

Henry PLANTAGENET (1281-1345). Henry was born in 1281. He had the title '3rd Earl of Lancaster'. He died on 25 March 1345.

Second Generation

2. Henry III KING OF ENGLAND, son of John Lackland KING OF ENGLAND and Isabelle Tallefer of Angouleme, was born on 1 October 1207 in Winchester. He was a Monarch. He died on 16 November 1272 in London. He married Eleanor de Provence.

 

3. Eleanor de Provence has few details recorded about her. She and Henry III KING OF ENGLAND had the following children:

 

Edward I KING OF ENGLAND (1239-1307). Edward was born on [Julian] 17 June 1239 in Palace of Westminster. He was a Monarch. He married Eleanor of Castile in December 1254. He died on [Julian] 7 July 1307 in Burgh on Sands, Scotland. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Eleanor of England ( - )

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Edmund, 1st Earl of Lancaster (1245- )

Third Generation

4. John Lackland KING OF ENGLAND, son of King Henry II KING OF ENGLAND and Eleanor of Aquitaine, was born in 1167. He was a Monarch. He died in 1216. He married Isabelle Tallefer of Angouleme.

 

5. Isabelle Tallefer of Angouleme has few details recorded about her. She and John Lackland KING OF ENGLAND had the following children:

 

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Henry III KING OF ENGLAND (1207-1272)

Joan PLANTAGENET ( - )