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Edmund of Langley, Bishop of York….?

Edmund of Langley before the King of Portugal, from Wavrin’s Chroniques d’Angleterre

How’s this for a blooper? The youngest of Edward III’s sons was “Edmund Langley, later bishop of York”. Um, I wonder what Edmund‘s wives, children, and the line of the House of York would have thought of THAT!

The blooper is from The Life and Times of Chaucer, by John Gardner. Edmund is listed correctly in the index!

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One thought on “Edmund of Langley, Bishop of York….?

  1. sighthound6 on said:

    Also, of course, he was not the youngest son. Thomas of Woodstock was quite considerably his junior. Edmund was only a year younger than Gaunt.

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