Edmund of Lancaster

From Lilies & Lions, An Alternative History

Edmund of Lancaster
Vassal to Crown of France
Tenure 19 November 1439 – 26 January 1448
Predecessor Royal demesne
Successor Royal demesne
 
Born 3 March 1423
Roeun, Duchy of Normandy
Died 26 January 1448 (aged 24)
Harfleur, Duchy of Normandy
Burial St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Kingdom of England
Spouse Margaret of Scotland (m. 1438)
Noble family House of Lancaster
Father Henry II of France
Mother Catherine of France
Religion Roman Catholicism

Edmund of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Lancaster, KG (3 March 1423 – 26 January 1448) was an English nobleman and member of the House of Lancaster, the second of four surviving sons of King Henry II and V and Catherine of France.

Edmund, groomed in his position to rule as Regent of England, was married to Margaret of Scotland in 1438 at the age of 14. By all recorded accounts, the young marriage was happy; however, Edmund's desires to crusade in Spain left her as regent of his lands in England on many occassions. A miscarriage in 1445 left her ill.

In 1448 on a return from Paris, Edmund was beset with fever in Harfleur.[a] He died nearly a week later; his death sparking a civil war.

Edmund of Lancaster
Portrait of Edmund
Tenure 19 November 1439 – 26 January 1448
Predecessor Royal demesne
Successor Royal demesne
 
Born 3 March 1423
Rouen, Kingdom of France
Died 26 January 1448 (aged 24)
Harfleur, Kingdom of France
Burial St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Kingdom of England
Spouse Margaret of Scotland (m. 1438)
Noble family House of Lancaster
Father Henry II and V
Mother Catherine of Valois
Religion Roman Catholicism