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From: John Yohalem <>
Subject: Re: Edmund, Duke of Kent
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 1996 17:28:28 -0500
> Which were the circumstances of execution of Edmund, Duke of Kent,
> son of King Edward I of England ?
> Valerio Lucchinetti
You DO keep getting your titles mixed up. Thomas of Gloucester was a Duke;
Edmund of Kent was an Earl. It's easy: there were no Dukes in England
before late in the reign of Edward III. His sons were the first English
Dukes. REMEMBER THIS, VL.
Edmund, earl of Kent was beheaded by Roger Mortimer, regent for Edward III
and lover of the king's mother, Isabeau of France. He was tricked into
believing that his half-brother Edward II was still alive.
Kent went to his daughter Joan (after the deaths of her brothers), whose
son was Richard II.
Jean Coeur de Lapin