Edmund, 2nd Earl of Kent

Edmund, 2nd Earl of Kent (c. 1326[1] – 5 October 1331[2]) was a member of the English royal family.

LifeEdit

He inherited the Earldom of Kent in 1331, a year after his father, Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, was attainted. His mother was Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell. In 1330 he was, on the petition of his mother and the reversal of his father's condemnation, recognised as Earl of Kent.[3] He died very soon after, aged just 5, and was succeeded by his 1 year old brother, John, 3rd Earl of Kent. He in turn died aged 22, and the Earldom of Kent was held in abeyance by their sister, Joan of Kent. In a separate creation of the Earldom of Kent, her first husband was created Earl of Kent.

AncestryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Weir, Alison (2008). Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy. London: Vintage Books. ISBN 9780099539735.
  2. ^ Waugh, Scott L. "Edmund [Edmund of Woodstock], first earl of Kent", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 23 September 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ Tout 1888.

ReferencesEdit

Peerage of England
Preceded by
Edmund of Woodstock
Earl of Kent
1331
Succeeded by
John