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In 1293 June 21, Edmundus, Frater Regis was granted, by Edward I, (In year 21 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate le Sauvey (Peter of Savoys House, London)
Licence for Edmund, the king's brother, to crenellate his house called Sauvey, in the parish of St. Clement Danes. {Foedera.} (CPR)

Edmundus, Frater Regis ... mansum suum vocat le Sauvey... in parochia Sancti Clementis Dacorum., Midd. (Turner and Parker)
Pro Edmundo fratre Regis Super Manso, vocato Sauvoy, kernellando.
Rex omnibus Ballivis & fidelibus suis, ad quos, &c. salutem.
Sciatis quod concessimus, pro nobis, & haeredibus nostris, Edmundo, fratri nostro carissimo, quod ipse Mansum suum, in parochia Sancti Clementis Dacorum, in Comitatu Middelsexiae, quod vocatur Sauvoy, muro de petra & calce firmare & kernellare:
Et illud, sic firmatum & kernellatum, tenere possit sibi & haeredibus suis, imperpetuum sine occasione nostri, vel haeredum nostorum, aut Ministrorum nostrorum quorumcumque.
In cujus, &c.
Teste Rege apud Westmon. 21. die Junii. (Foedera)

Granted at Westminster.

Original source is;

(In fact, the original source given is usually a transcription/translation of what are precious medieval documents not readily availably. It should be noted that these transcription/translations often date to the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries and that unwitting bias of transcribers may affect the translation. Care should also be taken to avoid giving modern meaning to the medieval use of certain stock words and terms. Licentia is best translated as 'freedom to' not 'permission'.)

Significant later sources are;

Edmund , first earl of Lancaster and first earl of Leicester (1245–1296)
Coulson cites avoidance of provocation as the likely reason for Edmund obtaining this licence, relationships between the crown and London being particularly poor at the time. Most of Edmund's lands had been granted to him by his father (much of it lands taken from the Earls of Leicester and Derby) but he seems to have obtained his maternal uncles house some other way and the licence may also have a function in confirming ownership.
Edmund (called Edmund Crouchback), first earl of Lancaster and first earl of Leicester (1245–1296), prince, second son of Henry III (1207–1272) and his queen, Eleanor of Provence (d. 1291)

Biographical source include;

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Record created by Philip Davis. This record last updated on Sunday, October 4, 2015.