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People/Characters: Edward II, King of England

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Banner Red and Gold by Annelise Kamada
The baronial opposition to Edward II: its character and policy, a study in administrative history by James Conway Davies
A Brief History of Britain 1066 - 1485 by Nicholas Vincent
A Brief History of Medieval Warfare by Peter Reid
Cameos from English History, From Rollo to Edward II by Charlotte M. Yonge
The church and politics in fourteenth-century England : the career of Adam Orleton, c. 1275-1345 by Roy Martin Haines
The Complete Plays by Christopher Marlowe
Constitutional History of the UK by Ann Lyon
A continuation of the complete history of England: containing the lives and reigns of Edward I. II. & III. and Richard the second by Robert Brady
Crown and Nobility: England 1272-1461 by Anthony Tuck
The Death of a King by P. C. Doherty
The Death of Kings : Royal Deaths in Medieval England by Michael Evans
Edward I by Michael Prestwich
Edward II by Seymour Phillips
Edward II by Christopher Marlowe
Edward II by Harold F. Hutchison
Edward II: A Chronicle Play by Bertolt Brecht
Edward II: The Unconventional King by Kathryn Warner
Elizabethan Drama, Volume I: Marlow; Shakespeare by Charles William Eliot
England in the Late Middle Ages by A. R. Myers
England in the Later Middle Ages by M.H. Keen
The Fears of Henry IV: The Life of England's Self-Made King by Ian Mortimer
The Follies of the King by Jean Plaidy
Folville's Law (The John Swale Chronicles) by David Pilling
For Her Good Estate: The Life of Elizabeth de Burgh by Frances A. Underhill
Gaveston by Chris Hunt
The gest of Robin Hood by William Hall Clawson
The Gest of Robyn Hode by Robert B. Waltz
The governance of Gwynedd by David Stephenson
A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England by Gordon Corrigan
Great Tales from English History Omnibus by Robert Lacey
The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330 by Ian Mortimer
Harlot Queen by Hilda Lewis
History in Focus 3: Norman and Mediaeval Britain by Ray J. Mitchell
The Hollow Crown: A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages by Miri Rubin
The Hundred Years War by Robin Neillands
The Hundred Years War by Edouard Perroy
Ink and Steel by Elizabeth BearEdward Plantagenet
Isabeau by N Gemini Sasson
Isabel the Fair by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward II by Paul Doherty
Isabella: Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer
Keepers of the Kingdom: The Ancient Offices of Britain by Alastair Bruce
King Edward III by Michael Packe
The King Must Die by N Gemini Sasson
The Later Middle Ages in England, 1216-1485 by B. Wilkinson
The Life and Times of Edward II by Caroline Bingham
The Life and Times of Edward II - an Illustrated Guide to Places of Interest by George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Ltd and Book Club A
The Lion of Mortimer by Juliet Dymoke
The Medieval Quest for Arthur by Robert Rouse
The monastic order in south Wales, 1066-1349 by F.G. Cowley
On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry Into Some Strangely Related Families by Jeremy Paxman
Our Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall
Perfect Sinner by Will Davenport
Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, 1307-1312 : politics and patronage in the reign of Edward II by J. S. Hamilton
Plantagenet Encyclopedia: An Alphabetic Guide to 400 Years of English History by Elizabeth Hallam
The Plantagenets by John Harvey
The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain by Derek Wilson
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones
Political Songs of England, from the Reign of John to That of Edward II by Thomas Wright
Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir
Queen of Shadows: A Novel of Isabella, Wife of King Edward II by Edith Felber
Red Sky at Night by John Barrington
The Reign of Edward III by W. M. Ormrod
Robert the Bruce: King of Scots by James Robertson
Robin Hood by Carola Oman
Robin Hood: An Historical Enquiry by John G. Bellamy
Robin Hood: The English Outlaw Unmasked by David Baldwin
Robin Hood: The Man Behind the Myth by Graham Phillips
Scotland: A Graphic History by Jeff Fallow
A Secret Chronicle by Jane Lane
Select Documents of English Constitutional History by S. B. Chrimes
A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation by Simon Jenkins
A Song for Marguerite by Maureen Peters
The Spencers: A Personal History of an English Family by Charles Spencer Spencer, Earl
The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain
The Three Edwards: War and State in England 1272-1377 by Michael Prestwich
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer
The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higginbotham
The Wars of the Bruces: Scotland, England and Ireland, 1306-1328 by Colm McNamee
Who's Who In Late Medieval England by M. A. Hicks

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Edward II (1284-1327), King of England 1307-1327. Son of Edward I, but because his older brothers died young, he was still inexperienced when he came to the throne. He inherited the great war with Robert Bruce of Scotland, which he lost at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. By that time, he was already in conflict with his nobles -- a conflict brought on by his extreme favour toward Piers Gaveston. After Gaveston's murder, he came to favor the elder and younger Despensers. Baronial conflicts continued throughout his reign. Eventually his own queen rebelled against him; Edward was overthrown in 1326 and replaced by his young son Edward III; he was murdered in 1327.

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