Biography of Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset

Family Trees

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Maternal Family Tree: /Ireland/Families/Aoife_NI_Diarmait_Macmurrough_Countess_Pembroke_Countess_Buckingham_1145-1188[MFT].html#Edmund_Beaufort_2nd_Duke_Somerset_1406-1455

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Edward III King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 8 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 14 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg

Kings Powys: Great x 9 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 9 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 7 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Timeline

In 1406 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 was born to John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset 1373-1410 and Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence 1385-1439

Parliament Passes a Bill to Prevent Catherine of Valois Marrying

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 1401-1437 and Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 were having an affair, and were planning to marry.

On 11 Jun 1430 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456 was born to Owen Tudor 1400-1461 and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 at Much Hadham Palace, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire (which belonged to the Bishops of London).There is speculation that the biological father was Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 with whom Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 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 Countess Ormonde 1432-1501 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

In 1433 Joan Beaufort Baroness Howth 1433-1518 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

In 1435 Anne Beaufort 1435-1496 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

In 1435 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 were married

In 1436 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 was appointed 150th Knight Garter: Henry VI

On 26 Jan 1436 Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

Around 1437 Margaret Beaufort 1437-1474 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

In 1439 Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

In 1441 John Beaufort 1441-1471 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

In 1442 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 was created 1st Marquess Dorset (2C 1442), 1st Earl Dorset (3C 1442). Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 by marriage Marquess Dorset (2C 1442)

In 1442 Thomas Beaufort 1442-1463 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

In 1443 Elizabeth Beaufort 1443-1471 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

On 27 May 1444 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 succeeded 4th Earl Somerset (2C 1397). Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 by marriage Earl Somerset (2C 1397).

Treaty of Tours

On 28 May 1444 the Treaty of Tours was concluded. The terms included the marriage of Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 and Margaret of Anjou in return for which England ceded the strategically important French County of Maine to France; she brought no dowry. The Treaty was negotiated by William de la Pole Duke of Suffolk. The cessation of Maine subsequently came as something of surprise to Edmund Beaufort Earl Somerset who was its Governor. He, Somerset, was offered the Governorship of Normandy instead leading to a further rift between Somerset and Richard Duke of York who had already been offered Normandy. These seeds of the Wars of the Roses were falling on fertile ground.

On 03 Jan 1448 Anne Beauchamp 15th Countess Warwick 1443-1448 died at Ewelme, Oxfordshire aged four whilst in the care of Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475.After a prolonged legal dispute between her three half-aunts, and her full aunt, the courts decided her full aunt Anne Beauchamp should succeed; Anne Beauchamp succeeded as 16th Countess Warwick.Her husband Richard Neville became jure uxoris 16th Earl Warwick (1C 1088); the first step on his journey to becoming Kingmaker. The decision of the court was not subscribed to by Edmund Beaufort Earl Somerset who was married to Anne's half-sister Eleanor; he wanted his share of the considerable Beauchamp inheritance.

On Mar 1448 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 succeeded 2nd Duke Somerset (2C 1448). Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 by marriage Duke Somerset (2C 1448).

On Oct 1453 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 was imprisoned by Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales 1411-1460 at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

On 13 Oct 1453 Edward Lancaster Prince Wales 1453-1471 was born to Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou at Westminster Palace.When Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 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 1421-1471 and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 had been married for eight years before the child was born. Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 was suggested at the time.

On Jan 1455 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 was released by Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471

On Jan 1455 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 was appointed as Captain Calais

First Battle of St Albans

On 22 May 1455 the Wars of the Roses commenced with the First Battle of St Albans. Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales 1411-1460 commanded with Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471, Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460, Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham 1415-1464 and Walter Strickland 1411-.
The Lancastrians Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455, Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland 1393-1455, William Cotton 1410-1455, Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford 1414-1455 and Richard Fortescue 1414-1455 were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 was wounded and captured. Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471, John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 and Edmund Dudley 1425-1483 were captured. Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 was wounded. James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 both fought.

Mary Beaufort was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468

Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455

Ancestry

Father: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset

GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster

Great GrandFather: Edward III King England

Great Great GrandFather: Edward II King England

Great Great GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England

Great GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England

GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

Mother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence