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Edmund Grey , first earl of Kent (1416-90) and lord of Ruthin

Born: 1416 (26 Oct)   Died: 1490 (22 May)   

The son and heir of John Grey (d. 1439), he was a regular member of court in the mid-fifteenth century.

At the Battle of Northampton, 1460, Edmund switched allegiance to the Yorkists, helping them achieve victory. He officiated briefly as treasurer of England (June 1463- November 1464) and in 1465 was made earl of Kent. Grey was patron of his family's foundation, Ruthin Priory, and was seemingly responsible for converting this from a house of secular priests to a priory for canons following the Rule of St Augustine.

Sites associated with this person

Ruthin Priory, Denbighshire (patron)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) pp. 203-204

Web links (open in new window)

Horrox, Rosemary, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - Grey, Edmund, first earl of Kent (View website) (Subscription reqd.)