NameHenry Plantagenet Earl of Lancaster
Birth1281, Grismond Castle, Monmouthshire, England
Death22 Sep 1345
BurialMonastry of Cann, ,England
Misc. Notes
Henry, second son of Edmund, was made Earl of Leicester by King Edward II who refused him the Lancaster title and estates of his brother Thomas. When Queen Isabella took up arms against her husband in 1326, Earl Henry joined her and was gaoler of King Edward II at Kenilworth Castle. When Edward III became King, Earl Henry became Earl of Lancaster and secured his brother's lands, becoming also Steward of England. In 1328 he tried to overthrow Mortimer but failed, then making peace with the King, and finally succeeding against Mortimer. Earl Henry then became blind and retired from public life. {-ref.: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1956 Ed., 13:642}

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Spouses
Birthabt 1282, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Deathaft 1345
BurialPriory, Mottisfont, Hampshire, England
MotherIsabel de Beauchamp (~1265-1306)
Marriage1297
ChildrenJoan (~1310-1349)
 Eleanor (~1311-1372)
 Mary (1320-1362)
 Maud "Of Lancaster" (1298-1377)
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