Throwback Thursday – Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond

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As today is the anniversary of the death of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond and father of King Henry VII, I thought it was fitting to share this article about his life and death...

On this day in 1456, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and father of King Henry VII, died from the plague at Carmarthen Castle in Wales.

Edmund was the eldest son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois (widow of Henry V and mother of Henry VI). He was born around 1430 in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, and is sometimes known as Edmund of Hadham. Edmund was made Earl of Richmond by his step-brother, Henry VI, on 23rd November 1452 and his brother, Jasper, was made Earl of Pembroke. The brothers were knighted on 5th January 1453 and in March 1453, at the Reading Parliament, they received recognition as the king's true and legitimate brothers.

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Throwback Thursday – Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond