Name: Edmund Plantagenet
Suffix: of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent
Sex: M 1
Birth: 5 AUG 1301 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Death: 19 MAR 1330 in Winchester Castle, Hampshire
Cause: Beheaded after waiting on the scaffold for 5 hours
Change Date: 1 SEP 2005
Edmund of Woodstock youngest brother of England's King Edward II, whom he supported to the forfeit of his own life.
He received many marks of favor from his brother, whom he steadily supported until the last act in Edward's life opened in 1326. He fought in Scotland and then in France and was a member of the council when Edward III became king in 1327. Soon at variance with Queen Isabella and her lover, Roger Mortimer, Edmund was involved in a conspiracy to restore Edward II, who he was led to believe was still alive (he had been murdered in September 1327); Edmund was arrested and beheaded. Although he had been condemned as a traitor, his elder son Edmund (c. 1327?33) was recognized as earl of Kent in December 1330, the title passing on his death to his brother John (c. 1330?52).
This great Earl of Kent was beheaded at Winchester in 1380, after he had remained upon the scaffold from noon until five o'clock in the evening, waiting for an executioner; he was so loved by the people that no one was willing to undertake the horrid office, till a malefactor from the Marshalsea was procured to perform it.
(The Complete Peerage vol.VII,pp.142-148 (?))
Father: Edward I "Longshanks" Plantagenet b: 17 JUN 1239 in Westminster, Middlesex
Mother: Margaret of Valois b: 1282 in Paris
Margaret Wake b: 1309
- Joan Plantagenet b: 1328
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