Edward  (Plantagenet) of England

Edward (Plantagenet) of England (abt. 1239 - 1307)

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Edward (Edward I) "Longshanks, King of England" of England formerly Plantagenet
Born about in Westminster, Middlesex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castilemap
Husband of — married (to ) in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Burgh by Sands (Burgh-on-Sands), City of Carlisle District, Cumbria, Englandmap
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Preceded by
Henry III
Edward I, King of England
16 Nov 1272 – 7 Jul 1307
Succeeded by
Edward II



The House of Plantagenet crest.
Edward I (Plantagenet) of England is a member of the House of Plantagenet.

Edward I "Longshanks" of England; Edward of Westminster[1]
House of Anjou: Plantagenet Branch[2]
b. 17 Jun 1239 Westminster Palace[2]
d. 07 Jul 1307 Burgh-on-Sands near Carlisle[2]


  • King of England 16 Nov 1272 - 07 Jul 1307[2][3]
  • King of Wales (from 1284)[2]
  • King of Man (from 1290)[2]
  • King of Scotland (from 1296)[2]
  • Lord of Ireland[2]
  • Duke of Gascony (from 1254)[2]
  • Earl of Chester (from 1254)[2]


m.1 Eleanor[4] Oct 1254 Las Huelgas, Castile. Issue: 16[2]
  • dau (b/d.1255)[5]
  • Katherine (b/d. 1264)
  • Joan b/d. 1265.[6]
  • John (Jun/Jul 10, 1266 - 01 or 03 Aug 1271)[7]
  • Henry (13 Jul 13 1268 - 14 Oct 1274)[8]
  • Eleanor (1269 - 12 Oct 1298).
m. 20 Sep 1293 Count Henry III of Bar
  • dau (1271 - 28 May or 5 Sep 1271)[9]
  • Joan of Acre. (1272 - 23 Apr 1307)[10]
m.1 Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford
m.2 Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron Monthermer.
  • Alphonso (24 Nov 1273 - 14 or 19 Aug 1284)[11]
  • Margaret (11 Sep 1275 - 1318) m. John II of Brabant[12]
  • Berengaria (01 May 1276 - 27 Jun 1278)[13]
  • Mary (11 March or 22 April 1278 - 8 July 1332)[14]: nun in Amesbury, Wiltshire
  • Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (Aug 1282 - c. 5 May 1316)[15]
m.1 John I, Count of Holland
m.2 Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford & 3rd Earl of Essex
  • Edward II of England, "Edward of Caernarvon" (25 Apr 1284 - 21 Sep 1327)[16] m. Isabella of France.

m.2 Margaret (c 1279-1318)[17] 10 Sep 1299 Canterbury Cathedral. Issue: 3[2]
  • Thomas of Brotherton, earl of Norfolk (01 Jun 1300 - btw 04 Aug and 20 Sep 1338)[18]
m.1 Alice Hayles
m.2 Mary Brewes
  • Edmund of Woodstock (05 Aug 1301-19 Mar 1330)[19] m. Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell. Issue.
  • Eleanor (4 May 1306 - 1311).[20]
Illegitimate issue: 1 possible[2]


1207b. 01 Oct 1207 Westminster
p. King Henry III and Eleanor of Provence
1217Fifth Crusade:
1217 - 1221: King Andrew II of Hungary, Duke Leopold VI of Austria, John of Brienne in command.
1228 Sixth Crusade:
1228-1229: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in command.
1248Seventh Crusade:
Louis IX of France in command.
1254m.1 OCT Eleanor, Infanta of Castile[2] (1241–1290). surviving issue:
  • Joan of Acre
  • Alphonso, Earl of Chester
1256Welsh Rebellion: Welsh Revolt:

Llewelyn ap Gruffydd declares himself ruler of North Wales. Rebels against English.

1257Welsh rebellion put out.
1264-1265Second Barons War
Longshanks leads royalists. Simon de Montfort leads barons.
1264 Battle of Lewes
14 MAY: Henry defeated. Taken prisoner by Montfort's army. "Longshanks" escapes.
1270Eighth Crusade: Louis IX in command.
1271-1272 Ninth Crusade: Edward leads Ninth Crusade. Brings Eleanor.
1272Henry III dies 16 NOV. Buried at Westminster Abbey.
1274Arrives in England 02 AUG[2]
Coronation: 19 AUG[2]
1278Builds four castles at Wales:
  • Flint
  • Rhuddlan
  • Builth
  • Aberystwyth
1282Builds more castles to control Wales:
  • Caernarfon
  • Conwy
  • Harlech
  • Beaumaris
1284Statute of Rhuddlan: Wales annexed.
1290Queen Eleanor dies. Edwards erects the twelve famed crosses.
1292Balliol Crowned: John de Balliol crowned King of Scotland at Scone.

APRIL: Balliol renounces homage. Edward responds with Berwick invasion. Battle of Dunbar breaks out. Edinburgh Castle is captured.

10 JUL: Balliol abdicates. Goes into permanent exile.

Edward steals Stone of Scone. Puts it in the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey. Stays there for 700 years.[2]

1296 First War of Scottish Independence begins. William "Braveheart" Wallace leads rebellion.
1298Battle of Falkirk: Wallace defeated but escapes. Later caught.
1299Second Marriage: SEP: m. Marguerite of France.
1305Wallace Executed: Drawn and quartered in London, a martyred Wallace ignites Scottish nationalism.

Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) rebels. Crowned king of Scotland.

Edward tries to invade. Dies on the way.

130707 JUL: Edward I dies at Burgh-by-Sands, Cumberland.
  • Buried at Westminster Abbey
  • Edward II takes the throne.

Death and burial of Edward I

(Royal Tombs of Medieval England) Edward I died at Burgh-on-Sands in Cumbria on 7 July 1307 while on campaign to Scotland. It was not until 28 August that Edward II instructed the English prelates to attend him in Northampton to discuss arrangements for his father's burial and his own coronation. The kings body lay in state in Waltham Abbey, the burial place of another king, Harold II, before entering London. During the funeral procession between Holy Trinity, Aldgate, and Westminster the coffin was preceded by knights wearing the king's armor. The coffin rested at St. Paul's and the Franciscan Church before arriving at Westminster on 27 October. The following day Edward was interred in the Confessor's Chapel to the west of the monument which he had commissioned for his father, Henry III, the exequies presided over by the bishops of Durham, Winchester and Lincoln. The funeral was unrecorded, apart from a distribution of 100 marks to the poor. It was later claimed that Edward's heart, like that of his father, was taken to the Angevin mausoleum at Fontevrault, near Chinon in Anjou, France. Edward's tomb was probably commissioned by his son, Edward II, or his second wife, Margaret of France, although it may have been instructed by Edward himself, who was sixty-seven years old when he died. Edward's tomb is a plain, Purbeck sarcophagus measuring 9ft 7in by 3ft 7in formed by five slabs joined without mortar, with a Purbeck plinth. There is no effigy or tomb-chest decoration, and none was recorded. Traces survive of the epitaph painted on the north side of the tomb during 1556-59 referring to Edward simply as the 'Hammer of the Scots': Edwardus Primus Scotorum Malleus. Pacum Serva 1308. In 1774 Edward's tomb was opened revealing a Purbeck coffin 6ft 7in long, resting on rubble with a detailed description of his undisturbed appearance recorded including noting that his face had distinctive marks thought to be battle scars.


  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I pp. 63-73

Descendant (of) King William the Conqueror

  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013 Douglas Richardson Vol. I. page 197
Edward I, King of England, married Eleanor Of Castile
  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013 Douglas Richardson Vol. I. page 479
  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I. p. 420
  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. II. p. 118
  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. III page 32
  • Royal Tombs of Medieval England M. Duffy 2003 p. 96-99
  1. "Edward I of England." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Web. Accessed Feb 2041
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 Ashley, 2008
  3. Crowned 19 Aug 1274 Westminster Abbey (Ashley, 2008)
  4. Father: Ferdinand III, king of Castile
  5. buried Bordeaux
  6. buried Westminster Abbey anti. 07 Sep 1265.
  7. b. Windsor or Kenilworth Castle; d. Wallingford in custody of great uncle, Richard, Earl of Cornwall; Buried: Westminster Abbey
  8. b. Windsor Castle; d. Merton, Surrey, or Guildford Castle
  9. b/d. Acre, Palestine
  10. b. Acre Spring; d. her manor of Clare, Suffolk; buried: priory of Austin friars, Clare, Suffolk
  11. b. Bayonne or Bordeaux; d.Windsor Castle; bur.Westminster Abbey.
  12. b. Windsor Castle bur: Collegiate Church of St. Gudule, Brussels
  13. Alias: Berenice. b. Kempton Palace, Surrey; bur. Westminster Abbey.
  14. b. Windsor Castle
  15. b. Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire, Wales; d. Quendon, Essex in childbirth; buried: Walden Abbey, Essex
  16. b. Caernarvon Castle, Wales. d. probably Berkeley Castle; burial: Gloucester Cathedral.
  17. Father: Philippe III of France
  18. b. Brotherton, Yorkshire; bur: abbey of Bury St Edmunds
  19. b. Woodstock Palace, Oxon; Executed by Isabella of France and Roger Mortimer following overthrow of Edward II.
  20. Youngest child named after Eleanor of Castile.
  21. Invested with Wales and Ireland

See also:

  • Page 28: "in marriage Eleanor, his half sister, daughter of Ferdinand III. king of Castile by his second wife, Jane countess of Ponthieu"
  • Page 28 Footnote 1: "Faedera, i. 300. Edward... born at Westminster on the 17th (Paris, ed. Luard, iii. 539) or 18th (Annales Monastici, i. 112, 257; ii. 88, 1212, &c.) of June in the year 1239, and named after Edward the Confessor. He was knighted at Burgos 30 Dec. 1254 by Alfonso. [See Add. Charter 24,804]"

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On 17 Feb 2018 at 02:23 GMT Pamela Smith wrote:

I'm his first cousin 26 times removed does this mean 26 generations in between us ? I'm new to wikki tree so trying to figure what the removed part means

On 25 Nov 2017 at 06:23 GMT Edison Williams wrote:

I believe adjustments need to be made to the location of death. There was no County Cumbria until 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. At that time the historic County Cumberland's former area was combined with Westmorland and parts of Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire to form the new county of Cumbria. The timeline in the biography correctly states "Cumberland," but the BMD data shows "Cumbria," which wouldn't exist until almost 670 years later.

On 5 Jun 2017 at 23:06 GMT Jennifer Farrar wrote:

It is doubtful that Richard III of York was a descendant of Longshanks.

His Y DNA hg is G2, it is thought that he or an ancestor was an NPE.

Very possible, since stability of the kingdom required a male heir, and royal impotence was often concealed..

And other reasons as well.

Article here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/25/richard-iii-dna-tests-uncover-evidence-of-further-royal-scandal

On 15 May 2017 at 01:59 GMT Deborah (Schmitt) McDonald wrote:

This is just an awesome profile by the way it is done..

On 10 May 2017 at 10:31 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Longshanks-6 and Plantagenet-2 appear to represent the same person because: These are both profiles for Edward I, please merge them. Plantagenet is the preferred LNAB, Longshanks was his nickhame.

On 1 May 2017 at 19:16 GMT Lynda Crackett wrote:

This person seems to be a duplicate. See profile Plantagenet-2.

On 26 Apr 2017 at 07:53 GMT Stephanie (Gray) Carmon wrote:

My 18th great grandfather on my mother's side & 21st great grandfather on my father's side.

On 28 Jul 2016 at 19:15 GMT P (Ross) R wrote:

source Ancestry.comWeb: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015

Birth, Marriage & Death Name Edward I Plantagenet Koning van Engeland Spouse Eleonore van Castilië Gravin van Ponthieu Father Hendrik Plantagenet Koning van Engeland Mother Eleonore van Aragon Children Maria Plantagenet Prinses van Engeland Birth 17 06 1239 Death 7 07 1307 - Age: 68

On 28 Jul 2016 at 19:08 GMT P (Ross) R wrote:

From ancestry.com UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current

Birth, Marriage & Death Name Edward I Spouse Eleanor of Castile Father King Henry III Birth 16 06 1239 - Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Mother Eleanor of Provence Death7 07 1307 Burgh-by-Sands, City Cumbria, of Carlisle, England

On 31 Jul 2015 at 23:13 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Of England-288 and Plantagenet-2 appear to represent the same person because: Father of same 2 daughters

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