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Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and Patriarch of the Tudor Dynasty January 21, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 4:58 pm

The Freelance History Writer

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Edmund Tudor is a relatively unknown figure in the annals of history but as the father of King Henry VII of England he is the patriarch of the Tudor dynasty of kings and queens. He was also the brother of a king. He had a good reputation in Wales before dying a surprising death aged only twenty-six, another casualty of the Wars of the Roses.

Edmund was born c. 1430. He is sometimes referred to as Edmund of Hadham as he was born at the palace of Much Hadham, the home of his parents Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois. Catherine was the French princess who married King Henry V of England and gave birth to King Henry VI so this made Edmund and his brother Jasper half-brothers of a king. After King Henry V died, Catherine supposedly married Owen Tudor who worked in her household. There is no actual…

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One Response to “Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and Patriarch of the Tudor Dynasty”

  1. mlegan Says:

    I had to look at this a few times before I figured out that Edmund Tudor wasn’t a freelance history writer! More tea, I think.


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