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Edmund "Crouchback" Plantagenet
Birth: Jan. 16, 1245
City of London
Greater London, England
Death: Jun. 5, 1296
Departement des Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Aquitaine, France

English Royalty. Born in London, the fourth child and second son of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. In January 1254, he was invested as King Edmund of Sicily in direct conflict with Conrad IV of Germany who also claimed the title. Edmund abdicated as King of Sicily in 1263 and gained the title of Earl of Leicester in October 1265 and the title of 1st Earl of Lancaster in June 1267. He married Aveline de Forz in April 1269 at Westminster Abbey. In 1271 he joined the Ninth Crusade to Holy Land; some scholarship asserts that his participation was the cause of the nickname Crouchback which may have been a corruption of Crossback, meaning that he was entitled to wear a crusader's cross. Aveline died in 1274 and he married Blanche d'Artois, daughter of Robert I de France, in 1276. As a result of his marriage, he was styled Comte de Brie as well as Comte de Champagne. The couple had four children; Thomas; Henry; John of Beaufort; and Mary. Edmund died at age 51 in Bayonne, Bearn, France and was interred a month later at Westminster Abbey, London. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
   King Henry (1207 - 1272)
   Eleanor of Provence (1222 - 1291)
  Blanche d'Artois (1248 - 1302)*
  Aveline De Forz Lancaster (1259 - 1274)*
  Thomas Lancaster (1277 - 1322)*
  Henry of Lancaster (1281 - 1345)*
   Edward I (1239 - 1307)*
  Margaret Plantagenet (1240 - 1275)*
  Béatrice d'Angleterre (1242 - 1275)*
  Edmund Plantagenet (1245 - 1296)
  Richard of England (1247 - 1250)*
  John of England (1250 - 1252)*
  Katherine of England (1253 - 1257)*
  Henry of England (1260 - 1260)*
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Westminster Abbey
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: The Sanctuary
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Record added: Dec 20, 2000
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