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York, Edward of York, 2nd duke of

(c. 1373—1415)


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(c. 1373–1415).

The elder son of Edmund of Langley (whom he succeeded as duke in 1402), in 1390 Edward was created earl of Rutland by Richard II. He was a prominent supporter of Richard's coup in 1397, when his rewards included the title of duke of Aumale, which he lost after Henry IV's usurpation. He continued, however, to serve Henry in Wales and Gascony. Edward commanded the van of Henry V's army at Agincourt, where he was killed.

Subjects: British History.


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