|Father||Henry (III, King of England 1216-1272)||Mother||Eleanor (of Provence)|
Family Tree Details
Edmund (Crouchback, Earl of Lancaster) (b.1245 - d.1296)
+Fortibus, Aveline de
+Blanche (of Artois) (b.1248? - d.1302)
= Thomas (Earl of Lancaster) (b.1278? - ex.1322)
= Henry (Earl of lancaster)
Pope Innocent IV invested the young prince of England, Edmund Crouchback, with the kingdom of Sicily. The Pope was waging war with the house of Hohenstaufen and needed money to pay for the expense. The agreement was that Edmund could take the crown of Sicily if Henry III helped pay for the war.
Charles of Anjou took up the fight for the Sicilian crown in this year. This was either after the Pope cancelled the agreement or Edmund abdicated from the position. Either way, Charles became the King of Sicily in 1266.
Edmund was granted the important castle at Kenilworth as reward in helping the king put down the baronial rebellion.
To assist in controlling Wales, King Edward took control of the castles at Carmarthan and Cardigan from his brother Edmund, the Duke of Lancaster.
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A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?