According to The Express, Season 2 of “Bridgerton” will dive into the family’s history, as well as the circumstances that led to patriarch Edmund Bridgerton’s death. Edmund and his wife, Violet, reportedly fell madly in love when they were very young, per the book series. They began growing their family just one year after tying the knot and went on to have eight children.
Sadly, Rupert died after being stung by a bee. The father and husband had apparently been deathly allergic to bee stings and passed away from the reaction. One of the most heartbreaking parts of Edmund’s death is the fact that his wife Violet was heavily pregnant with their last child, Hyacinth at the time and the little girl never got to meet her father.
As the oldest child, Anthony was just 18 at the time and found himself haunted by his father’s death and began to fear that he too would die at a young age. Because Anthony was the Bridgerton sibling most impacted by their father’s death, it seems fitting that fans finally meet Edmund during Season 2, which will focus on Anthony’s journey to find love.
Fans can find out more about Edmund when “Bridgerton” Season 2 is released on March 25.