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Earl Richmond Edmund Tudor
Great x 16 granduncle.
Birth: c. 1430, England;
Death: Nov 1, 1456; England;
Age: 26

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  • 1st Earl of Richmond, 10th creation - Dates: 1430-1456


Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (c. 1430 – November 1, 1456) was the father of King Henry VII of England.

Tudor was born either at Much Hadham Palace in Hertfordshire or at Hadham in Bedfordshire, an older son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois (former wife of King Henry V of England). It is not known for certain whether he was born legitimately after his parents were secretly married. Whatever the case, his mother died in 1437, but his half-brother, King Henry VI recognised him, and elevated him as Earl of Richmond in November 1452. Edmund's younger brother, Jasper, was created Earl of Pembroke.

On 1 November 1455, he married Lady Margaret Beaufort, a daughter of the legitimised John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset. She was twelve years old at the time, and became pregnant in the following year. However, during the opening rounds of the Wars of the Roses, Edmund was captured by the Yorkist Herbert family. They imprisoned him at Carmarthen Castle in south Wales, where he caught the plague and died. Henry, his only child, was born at Pembroke Castle, only two months after his death.

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Owen Tudor
c. 1400 - Feb 2, 1461
Queen Consort of England Katherine of Valois
Oct 27, 1401 - Jan 3, 1437
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Lady Margaret Beaufort
May 31, 1443 - Jun 29, 1509
King of England Henry VII
First cousin 15 and 17 times removed
Jan 28, 1457 - Apr 21, 1509
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