BIOGRAPHY OF EDMUND BEAUFORT 2ND DUKE SOMERSET 1406-1455

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: ANJOU

Descent English Royalty: 1G Grandson Edward III King England

Descent French Royalty: 4G Grandson Philip "Bold" III King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 11G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

In 1406 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset was born to John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset (33) and Margaret Holland (21)

In 1428 Parliament Passes a Bill to Prevent Catherine of Valois Marrying without the consent of the King. The Bill appears to be in response to rumours that Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England (26) and Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (22) were having an affair, and were planning to marry.

On 11 Jun 1430 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond was born to Owen Tudor (30) and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England (28) at Much Hadham Palace(which belonged to the Bishops of London). There is speculation that the biological father was Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (24) with whom Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England (28) was rumoured to have had an affair. Interesting, perhaps, that he was named Edmund rather than Owen. Interesting that he took the Royal Arms of England differenced. Also interesting that his younger brother was named Jasper; a Persian name meaning 'Keeper of the Treasure.'

Around 1432 Eleanor Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (26) and Eleanor Beauchamp (23)

In 1433 Joan Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (27) and Eleanor Beauchamp (24)

In 1435 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (29) and Eleanor Beauchamp (26) were married

In 1435 Anne Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (29) and Eleanor Beauchamp (26)

In 1436 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (30) was appointed 150th Knight Garter: Henry VI

On 26 Jan 1436 Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (30) and Eleanor Beauchamp (27)

Around 1437 Margaret Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (31) and Eleanor Beauchamp (28)

In 1439 Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (33) and Eleanor Beauchamp (30)

In 1441 John Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (35) and Eleanor Beauchamp (32)

In 1442 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (36) was created 1st Marquess Dorset (2C 1442), 1st Earl Dorset (3C 1442)

In 1442 Thomas Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (36) and Eleanor Beauchamp (33)

In 1443 Elizabeth Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (37) and Eleanor Beauchamp (34)

On 27 May 1444 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (38) succeeded 4th Earl Somerset (2C 1397)

On Mar 1448 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (42) succeeded 2nd Duke Somerset (2C 1448)

On Oct 1453 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (47) was imprisoned by Richard York Prince Wales (42) at Tower of London

On 13 Oct 1453 Edward Lancaster Prince Wales was born to Henry VI King England, II King France (31) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (23) at Westminster Palace. When Henry VI King England, II King France (31) recovered from his catatonic state, he greeted the child as a 'miracle'. There is some speculation as the child's actual father since Henry VI King England, II King France (31) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (23) had been married for many years before the child was born. Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (47) has been suggested. [Birth of Edward of Westminster]

On Jan 1455 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (49) was released by Henry VI King England, II King France (33)

On Jan 1455 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (49) was appointed as Captain Calais

On 22 May 1455 at the First Battle of St Albans. The Lancastrians Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (49) , Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland (62) , William Cotton, Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford (41) and Richard Fortescue (41) were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (52) was wounded and captured. Henry VI King England, II King France (33) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (54) and Edmund Dudley (30) were captured. Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset (19) was wounded. James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde (34) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (55) fought.

Mary Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset and Eleanor Beauchamp

ANCESTRY

Father: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset (Grandson Edward III King England)

GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (Son Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

2G GrandFather: Edward II King England (Son Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon (1G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu

2G GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry I King Navarre (4G Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland (4G Grandson Stephen I King England)

3G GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland (3G Grandson Stephen I King England)

4G GrandFather: John Hainault I Count Hainault (4G Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Adelaide Countholland (2G Granddaughter Stephen I King England)

3G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg (5G Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry "Great" Luxembourg V Count Luxembourg, III Count Namur

4G GrandMother: Margaret Bar (4G Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan Valois (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Margaret Capet (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Charles II King Naples (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Mary Unknown

GrandMother: Katherine Roet

1G GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet

Mother: Margaret Holland (2G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: Robert Holland 1st Baron Holland

3G GrandFather: Robert de Holand of Upholland

2G GrandMother: Maud Zouche (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Zouche

4G GrandMother: Ela Longespée (1G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Segrave

4G GrandFather: Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy

1G GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Plantagenet Princessss Wales (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent (Son Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Margaret Capet (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Maria Reginar (3G Granddaughter Stephen I King England)

2G GrandMother: Margaret Wake 3rd Baroness Wake Liddell (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Baldwin Wake

4G GrandMother: Hawise Quincy (1G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Joan Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: William Fiennes

4G GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan (2G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

1G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: John Fitzalan 7th Earl Arundel

4G GrandMother: Isabella Mortimer (2G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

2G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

3G GrandFather: William Warenne

4G GrandFather: John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey

4G GrandMother: Alice Lusignan

3G GrandMother: Joan Vere

4G GrandFather: Robert Vere 5th Earl Oxford

4G GrandMother: Alice Sandford

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

2G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (Grandson Henry III King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Blanche Capet (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Robert Capet (1G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Matilda Reginar (2G Granddaughter Stephen I King England)

2G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

3G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

3G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

4G GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn