Jump to navigation Jump to search For the 4th Duke of Somerset, see Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Chroniques d’Enguerrand de Monstrelet: V.10 PDF. English nobleman and an important figure in the Wars of the Roses and in the Hundred Years’ War.
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Edmund Beaufort was the third surviving son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, and Margaret Holland. Although he was the head of one of the greatest families in England, his inheritance was worth only 300 pounds. By contrast his rival, Richard, Duke of York, had a net worth of 5,800 pounds. His cousin King Henry VI’s efforts to compensate Somerset with offices worth 3,000 pounds only served to offend many of the nobles and as his quarrel with York grew more personal, the dynastic situation got worse. His brothers were taken captive at the Battle of Baugé in 1421, but Edmund was too young at the time to fight. He acquired much military experience while his brothers were prisoners. In 1427 it is believed that Edmund Beaufort may have embarked on an affair with Catherine of Valois, the widow of Henry V.
Evidence is sketchy, however the liaison prompted a parliamentary statute regulating the remarriage of queens of England. Edmund surrenders to Charles VII at Rouen in 1449. Illuminated page from the Anciennes chroniques d’Angleterre, Jean de Wavrin. Edmund received the county of Mortain in Normandy on 22 April 1427. Edmund became a commander in the English army in 1431.
Somerset was appointed to replace York as commander in France in 1448. Fighting began in Normandy in August 1449. Somerset’s subsequent military failures left him vulnerable to criticism from York’s allies. He failed to repulse French attacks, and by the summer of 1450 nearly all the English possessions in northern France were lost. Power had rested with Somerset from 1451 and he virtually monopolised it, with Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, as one of his principal allies. It was also widely suspected that Edmund had an extra-marital affair with Margaret. After giving birth to a son in October 1453, Margaret took great pains to quash rumours that Somerset might be his father.
By now York was determined to depose Somerset by one means or another, and in May 1455 he raised an army. He confronted Somerset and the King in an engagement known as the First Battle of St Albans which marked the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Somerset was killed in a last wild charge from the house where he had been sheltering. James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond and secondly Sir Robert Spencer, of London and Bridport, Dorset.
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