Edmund, Earl of Rutland

Died aged 17

Edmund, Earl of Rutland (17 May 1443 – 30 December 1460) was the fourth child and second surviving son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. He was a younger brother of Edward, Earl of March, the future King Edward IV who came to the throne in 1461, the year after Edmund's death. He was born in Rouen, then the capital of English-occupied France and his father held the office of Lieutenant of France. He was killed at the age of 17 either during or shortly after the Battle of Wakefield, during the Wars of the Roses. He was created Earl of Rutland by King Henry VI probably at some time before 1454, aged about 11, as Edmund and his elder brother Edward signed a letter to their father on 14 June 1454 as "E. Rutland" and "E. Marche". No record of the creation survives.

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St. Richards. Site of Dominican Friary of St. Richard. Founded 1256 by Edmund de Lacey and dedicated to his former tutor Richard de la Wyche, Bishop of Chichester. Duke of York and Earls of Salisbury and Rutland buried here after the battle of Wakefield 1460. Dissolved 1538.

, Pontefract, United Kingdom where they was buried (1460)