Edward II King of England

Male 1284 - 1327  (43 years)


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  • Name , Edward II 
    Suffix King of England 
    Born 25 Apr 1284  Caernarfon Castle Caernarvonshire Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1327  Berkeley Castle Gloucestershire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Murdered with a red hot poker
    Buried Gloucester Cathedral Gloucestershire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6050  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Plantagenet, Edward I “Longshanks” King of England,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Burgh-on-the-Sands Cumbria England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother de Castilla, Eleanor Comtesse de Ponthieu,   b. 1244, Burgos Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1290, Hareby Lincolnshire England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Burgos Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family de France, Isabella,   b. 1295,   d. 22 Aug 1358  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1307  Boulogne Cathedral Bologne Champagne France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward III King of England,   b. 13 Nov 1312, Windsor Castle Windsor Berkshire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1377, Sheen Palace Surrey England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F4411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Edward II

  • Notes 
    • Edward II King of England was also known as Edward of Caernarvon.
      He succeeded to the title of Comte de Ponthieu et Montreuil on 28 November 1290.
      He was created 1st Earl of Chester [England] on 7 February 1301.
      He was created Prince of Wales on 7 February 1301.
      He was created Comte de Ponthieu et Montreuil.
      He was created Duc d'Aquitaine in May 1306.3 He gained the title of King Edward II of England on 7 July 1307.
      He was crowned King of England on 24 February 1308 at Westminster Abbey Westminster London England and styled 'Rex Angliae Dominus Hiberniae et Dux Aquitaniae.
      He was deposed as King of England on 20 January 1327.
      He abdicated as King of England on 25 January 1327.
      He was the first English prince to bear the title 'Prince of Wales'. He married Isabella daughter of King Philip IV of France. All the evidence indicates that Edward was a homosexual. His first close advisor and unnatural friend was Piers Gaveson who was beheaded by the opposing barons at Deddington Oxon in 1312. In 1314 Edward marched against the Scots and on 24 June of that year his large army was massacred by Robert Bruce at Bannockburn gaining independance for Scotland. Thomas the Earl of Lancaster the leader of the barons opposing Edward gained control for a time but Edward found new favourites in the Despensers and Thomas was overcome in 1321 and subsequently put to death. In 1324 Edward's wife Isabella returned to France and then with a Welsh Marcher Lord Roger Mortimer they assembled followers and in 1327 set sail and landed in Suffolk. Edward was captured and deposed and the Despensers were hanged. Edward was imprisoned at Berkley Castle Gloucestershire and attempts were first made to starve him to death. Then an order was issued by Isabella's followers that he should be killed without a mark being left on his body. At Berkley Castle on Monday 21 September 1327 he was reputedly disembowelled with a red hot iron rod. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1922] .


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