- Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond
Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond ( 1431 – 1 November 1456) was the father of King
Henry VII of England.
Tudor was born either at
Much Hadham Palacein Hertfordshireor at Hadham in Bedfordshire, an older son of Owen Tudorand 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 Richmondin 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 Castlein 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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