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Edmund Crouchback of London, 1st Earl of Lancaster

Nicknames: "Crouchback"
Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Bayonne, Pyrennes-Atlantiques, France
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence, Queen consort of England
Husband of Aveline Plantagenet, Countess of Aumale (suo jure) and Lancaster and Blanche de Navarre et d'Artois
Father of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster; Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster; John Beaufort; Mary Plantagenet; Joan Plantagenet and 1 other
Brother of Margaret (Plantagenet) of England, Queen consort of Scots; Edward I "Longshanks", King of England; Beatrice of England, Countess of Richmond; William Prince Of England; Katherine of England and 9 others

Occupation: Crouchback, Earl of Leicester, Earl of Lancaster, Count of Champagne and Brie, participant in the 9th crusade to the Holy Land. Brother of King Edward i
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About Edmund Crouchback of London, 1st Earl of Lancaster

"Edmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Leicester and Lancaster (16 January 1245 – 5 June 1296), was the second surviving son of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence. In his childhood he had a claim on the Kingdom of Sicily. His nickname "Crouchback" (meaning "Crossback") refers to his participation in the Ninth Crusade indicating that he was entitled to wear a cross stitched into the back of his garments."










[S106] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED), online ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/genealogy/public_html/royal/index.html. Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogies Website.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 87. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 4023. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S2166] Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (2004), Richardson, Douglas, edited by Kamball G. Everingham, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004), FHL book 942 D5rd., p. xxviii.

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Edmund "Crouchback", 1st Earl of Leicester and Lancaster's Timeline

January 16, 1245
London, England
January 1245
London,Middlesex,England,Great Britian
April 9, 1269
Age 24
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
February 3, 1276
Age 31
Paris, Seine, France
Age 32
Grismond Castle, Monmouthshire, England
Age 35
Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales
May 14, 1286
Age 41
Grismond Castle, Monmouthshire, England
Age 42
Grismond Castle, Monmouthshire, England
June 5, 1296
Age 51
Bayonne, Pyrennes-Atlantiques, France
Age 50
Westminster Abbey, London, England