Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset

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Edmund Tudor
Duke of Somerset
Father Henry VII of England
Mother Elizabeth of York
Born (1499-02-21)21 February 1499
Greenwich Palace, London
Died 19 June 1500(1500-06-19) (aged &&&&&&&&&&&&04831 yr 3 mos)
Burial Westminster Abbey, London

Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset (21 February 1499[1] – 19 June 1500) was the sixth child of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York.

Edmund's elder siblings (in order of birth) were Arthur, Prince of Wales, Margaret, queen consort of Scotland, Henry VIII of England, Elizabeth and Mary, Queen consort of France. His only younger sibling was Katherine. From birth he was titled Duke of Somerset, although that peerage was never formally created for him. He was christened on the 24th of February. He was present with his elder siblings, Margaret, Henry and Mary when Erasmus and Thomas More visited their royal nursery in the summer of 1499, when Edmund was months old.

Death and Burial[edit]

He died at 15 months of unknown causes, and was buried at Westminster Abbey. At the young prince's funeral his chief mourner was Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starkey, David., Henry: Virtuous prince (London, 2009). pg 70
  • 'Milan: 1499', Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts in the Archives and Collections of Milan: 1385-1618 (1912), pp. 364–381.
  • Steven Gunn and Linda Monckton, ed, Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, Boydell 2009 ISBN 978-1-84383-480-9
Peerage of England
New creation Duke of Somerset
1499–1500
Extinct