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#Onthisday in history Edmund of Langley, 1st duke of York was born 5th June 1341 A.D. and died on 1st August 1402 A.D. he was the forth son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. Edward gained his nickname due to the area he was born , “Kings Langley Palace” in Hertfordshire, like many princes of their time they were given nicknames. He was the founder of the house of York, even though it was the marriage of his younger son Rich of Coinburgh 3rd earl of Cambridge to the Anne de Mortimer the granddaughter of Edmunds elder brother of Lionel of Antwerp 1st duke of Clarence. This claim to the House of York made it possible to claim the throne in the ‘War of the Roses.’

 

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