Edmund Clarence Stedman

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Mortimer, Edmund, 3rd earl of March (1352–81). March inherited at the age of 8 and married a daughter of Lionel, duke of Clarence, second son of Edward III, who brought him vast possessions, particularly in Ireland. In 1377, when Richard II succeeded as a child, March was a member of the Regency Council and was influential both in Parliament and in the field, especially in Scottish matters. From 1379 he served as king's lieutenant in Ireland but died in Cork. Through his marriage, March established a family claim to the throne. His great-grandson was Richard, duke of York, whose son gained the throne as Edward IV.

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