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Edward II



Edward II's tomb at Gloucester Cathedral.
See full size.
From here. Used with permission.




Edward II (see here and here), born 1284,
reigned 1307-27,
born Caernarvon Castle, Wales, 1284 (on one of his father's campaigns against the Welsh),
cr first Prince of Wales 1301,
succ 1307,
mar 1308 to Isabella of France [born 1292, see here],
his gay lover Gaveston was murdered 1312,
he lost Scotland at Bannockburn to Robert I the Bruce 1314,
he neglected Isabella for his male favourites, and she returned to France 1325, and became his enemy,
she began an affair with Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March in 1325 at the French court,
Edward's gay lover Hugh le Despencer was murdered 1326,
he was deposed 1327 by Isabella and her lover Mortimer,
he was murdered at Berkeley Castle (seat of Mortimer's son-in-law) 1327, age 43 yrs,
bur Gloucester cathedral.
Isabella died 1358, bur Christ Church Greyfriars, Newgate, London (destroyed in WW2, now a ruin and garden),
had issue:

  1. Edward III, born 1312, reigned 1327-77.




Edward II's tomb at Gloucester Cathedral.
From edwardthesecond.com (and blog and facebook).



Edward II's tomb at Gloucester Cathedral.
See full size. From here.



Edward II's tomb at Gloucester Cathedral.
See full size.
From Peter Forster. Used with permission.



Edward II's tomb at Gloucester Cathedral.
From here. See terms of use.



Edward II's tomb at Gloucester Cathedral.
From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



Drawing of the above effigy of Edward II at Gloucester Cathedral.
From A Student's History of England by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1916). See here.
Originally from Stothard's Monumental Effigies.





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