Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

King Edward, II

King Edward, II

Male 1284 - Abt 1327  (43 years)

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  • Name Edward  
    Title King 
    Suffix II 
    Born 25 Apr, 1284  Caemarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Source <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_II_of_England>:
    "Edward II of England
    Edward II (25 April 1284 \endash 1327(?)), called Edward of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed by his wife Isabella in January 1327. He was the sixth Plantagenet king, in a line that began with the reign of Henry II. Interspersed between the strong reigns of his father Edward I and son Edward III, the reign of Edward II was disastrous for England, marked by incompetence, political squabbling and military defeats.

    Widely rumoured to have been either homosexual or bisexual, Edward fathered at least five children by two women. His inability to deny even the most grandiose favours to his male favourites (first a Gascon knight named Piers Gaveston, later a young English lord named Hugh Despenser) led to constant political unrest and his eventual deposition. Whether this warranted contemporary accusations of sodomy from Bishop Adam Orleton of Hereford, an ally of Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella in their successful insurgency against Edward, is a moot point. British historian Ian Mortimer has drawn attention to the use of 'anti-sodomite' smear campaigns in the late 13th and early 14th centuries against Pope Boniface VIII and the Knights Templar. In the latter case, Orleton was a protagonist at the Papal Court at Avignon.

    Edward I had pacified Gwynedd and some other parts of Wales and the Scottish lowlands, but never exerted a comprehensive conquest. However the army of Edward II was devastatingly defeated at Bannockburn, freeing Scotland from English control and allowing Scottish forces to raid unchecked throughout the north of England.

    In addition to these disasters, Edward II is remembered for his probable death in Berkeley Castle, allegedly by murder, and for being the first monarch to establish colleges in the now widely noted universities of Oxford and Cambridge, specifically Oriel College at Oxford and King's Hall, a predecessor of Trinity College, at Cambridge...  [1
    Buried Sep 1327  Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt 21 Sept, 1327  Berkeley Castle, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I176  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    Father Edward, I,   b. 17 Jun, 1239, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul, 1307, Burgh-On-Sands, Cumberland, England age 68 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Eleanor de Castille,   b. 1223, Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun, 1291, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England age 68 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella of France,   b. Abt 1292, Paris, Ile de France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug, 1358, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England, age 66 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Children 
    +1. King Edward, III,   b. 13 Nov,1312, Windsor Castle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun, 1377, Richmond (Sheen) Palace, Richmond, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm), http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1402.htm.