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Edward II, King of England 1307-1327

Edward II, King of England 1307-1327

Male 1284 - 1327  (43 years)

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  • Name Edward II  
    Suffix King of England 1307-1327 
    Born 25 Apr 1284  Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1327  Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_II_of_England
    • Edward II had few of the qualities that made a successful medieval king. Edward surrounded himself with favourites (the best known being a Gascon, Piers Gaveston), and the barons, feeling excluded from power, rebelled. Throughout his reign, different baronial groups struggled to gain power and control the King.

      The nobles' ordinances of 1311, which attempted to limit royal control of finance and appointments, were counteracted by Edward. Large debts (many inherited) and the Scots' victory at Bannockburn by Robert the Bruce in 1314 made Edward more unpopular.

      Edward's victory in a civil war (1321-2) and such measures as the 1326 ordinance (a protectionist measure which set up compulsory markets or staples in 14 English, Welsh and Irish towns for the wool trade) did not lead to any compromise between the King and the nobles.

      Finally, in 1326, Edward's wife, Isabella of France, led an invasion against her husband. In 1327 Edward was made to renounce the throne in favour of his son Edward (the first time that an anointed king of England had been dethroned since Ethelred in 1013). Edward II was later murdered at Berkeley Castle.
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    Person ID I2686  Roy~Royes
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2012 

    Father Edward I, King of England 1272-1307
              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) 
    Mother Eleanor de Castille
              b. Abt 1244, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Nov 1290, Herdeby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Burgos, Castille, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Monastery of Las Huelgas
    Family ID F986  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella de France
              d. 1358 
    Children 
    +1. Edward III, King of England 1327-1377
              b. 13 Nov 1312, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Jun 1377, Sheen Palace, Richmond, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. John
              b. 1316, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1336  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2014 00:00:00 
    Family ID F985  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 1284 - Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1327 - Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S389] Dictionary of National Biography.

    2. [S54] Official web site of the British Monarchy, Page65.