Edward II., King of England

Edward II., King of England

Male 1284 - 1327  (43 years)

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  • Name Edward II.   [1
    Suffix King of England 
    Born 25 Apr 1284  Caernarfon, Caernarvonshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1327  Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Buried 20 Dec 1327  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Person ID I4184  Davidson-Radford

    Father Edward I., King of England,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster, London, England
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Burgh by Sands, Cumberland, England
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural
     
    Mother Leonor, Princess of Castile and Leon,   b. 1244, Burgos, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1290, Hedeby, Lincolnshire, England
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural
     
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Burgos, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F1098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 1284 - Caernarfon, Caernarvonshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1327 - Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Dec 1327 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Edward II King of England Biographical Notes
    Edward II King of England Biographical Notes

  • Notes 

    • Edward II is known for being a spendthrift, a poor military leader
      , a bad ruler. But he's probably best known for being gay. In 1308, P
      iers Gaveston became regent of England. This appointment annoyed the b
      arons, and Gaveston was exiled. He later returned to England was behea
      ded by Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. Lancaster was forgiven for this, bu
      t 1321, he once again rebelled against the king's special favourites
      . The Despensers, Hugh the Elder and Hugh the son, were cruel, greed
      y and got loads of cash from the king and the English people. Lancaste
      and the barons dismissed the Despensers, but they were restored to p
      ower when Edward II's forces defeated Thomas of Lancaster in 1322. Th
      e earl's supporters fled to the forest and feasted on the king's deer
      . Edward II was a keen hunter, and hunted in Sherwood. He was als
      o a constant traveller, visiting over 4,000 places in England -- Notti
      gham among them. For these reasons, Edward II has been pegged as th
      e Edward of the early Robin Hood ballad. But as the 1320's candidate f
      or a real Robin Hood has fallen out of favour, so has this choice fo
      the Edward of the ballad. The Despensers finally met a bad end. I
      1326, Edward's wife Isabella (the She-Wolf of France) and her love
      Roger Mortimer invaded England. The Despensers were tortured and kil
      led in public. Edward was arrested, thrown in prison, surrendered th
      e throne and was likely murdered in 1327. Apparently it was Adam Orlet
      on, the Bishop of Hereford, who convinced Edward to give up his reign
      . One source states Orleton might have ordered Edward II's death. Sou
      ce: Wright, Allen W., The Search For A Real Robin Hood; http:/
      /www.boldoutlaw.com/realrob/, accessed 29 May 2009

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] "International Genealogical Index." Database , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS]. , (Name: \i FamilySearch\i0 . http://www.familysearch.org; ).


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