Following in the Footsteps of Edward II


A Historical Guide to the Medieval King

By: Kathryn Warner
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Following in the Footsteps
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781526732934
Published: 1st July 2019
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

Current purchase price:
£6.50

Following in the Footsteps of Edward II

Edward II is famously one of England’s most unsuccessful kings, as utterly different from his war-like father Edward I as any man possibly could be, and the first English king to suffer the fate of deposition. Highly unconventional, even eccentric, he was an intriguing personality, and his reign of nineteen and a half years from 1307 to 1327 was a turbulent period of endless conflict and the king’s infatuation with his male favourites, which ended when his own queen led an invasion of his kingdom.

Following in the Footsteps of Edward II presents a new take on this most unconventional and puzzling of kings, from the magnificent Caernarfon Castle where he was born in 1284 shortly after his father conquered North Wales, to his favourite residences at King’s Langley in Hertfordshire and Westminster, to the castle of Berkeley in Gloucestershire where he supposedly met his brutal death in September 1327, to Gloucester Cathedral, where his tomb and alabaster effigy still exist and are among the greatest glories surviving from medieval England.

 




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