dmund was the second son of Henry III and Eleanor of Provance, In his childhood Edmund was invested with the kingdom of Sicily and Apulia by Pope Innocent IV. But the kingdom had to be won and Henry III spent a huge amount of money trying to obtain it for his son. This waste of money was a key reason the barons rose up against the king in what is known as the Barons War.
dward was the son of Edmund of Langley, the Duke of York and the grandson of Edward III, King of England. Edward, Duke of York, was killed at the battle of Agincourt in 1415 and died childless. His lands passed to his nephew Richard.
Supporters of Richard II planned to attack King Henry during a tournament held over Christmas at Windsor Castle. The plot was betrayed by Edward, Earl of Rutland, son of the Duke of York. Henry and his family escaped to London, and by the time the king returned to Windsor with an army, the rebels had been dealt with by local people.
Edward (of Angouleme)
Born: 27 Jan 1365 Died: c. Jan 1372
irst son of Edward, the Black Prince and Joan of Kent. Edward died at the age of around five and seven. Named after the location of his birth.
Henry married Eleanor, one of four daughters of Raymond count of Provence. Eleanor was 14 years old. Simon de Montfort, as Lord High Steward, took care of the banquet and kitchen arrangements. The ceremony took place at Canterbury Cathedral.
Henry III granted to his wife Eleanor the revenues from the taxes and rent taken from London Bridge. Originally the money raised on the bridge were supposed to pay for repairs to the structure. With no money to spend on the upkeep of the bridge it began to fall into disrepair. This event may have been the source of the nursery rhyme 'London Bridge is falling down'.