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Edmund, first earl of Lancaster (Edmund Crouchback) , lord of Monmouth

Born: 1245 (16 Jan)   Died: 1296 (5 June)   

He was the second son of Henry III (1207-72) and his queen, Eleanor of Provence (d. 1291); and the brother of Edward I.

Edmund is most remembered for accumulating the extensive estates that later comprised the core of the duchy of Lancaster. Edmund served his brother, Edward I, on Crusade, 1271-2, and played a major role in the Welsh wars. Edmund headed a mission to recover Gascony but died in France.

Sites associated with this person

Grace Dieu Abbey, Monmouthshire (patron)

Llangua Priory, Monmouthshire (patron)

Bibliographical sources

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Lloyd, Simon, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography onine - Edmund, first earl of Lancaster (View website) (Subscription reqd.)