Sir Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, 1st Earl of Cambridge

Sir Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, 1st Earl of Cambridge

Male 1341 - 1402  (61 years)

 

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Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, 1st Earl of Cambridge, KG (5 June 1341-1 August 1402)


Edmund gained his identifying nickname from his birthplace of Langley, now Kings Langley in Hertfordshire. He was the founder of the House of York, but it was through the marriage of his younger son, Richard, 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 Lancasters, being the male descendants of his elder brother, John of Gaunt).


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