Edward II of England

Date of reign: AD 1307-AD 1327

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Edward II (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327), also 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. Between the strong reigns of his father Edward I and son Edward III, the reign of Edward II was considered by some to be disastrous for England, marked by alleged incompetence, political squabbling and military defeats. Edward fathered at least five children by two women, but was rumoured to have been bisexual.

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. 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 at Oxford and Cambridge: Oriel College at Oxford and King's Hall, a predecessor of Trinity College, at Cambridge.

Spouse: Isabella of France
Mother: Eleanor of Castile
Father: Edward I of England
Succeeded by: Edward III of England
Date of birth: 1284-04-25+02:00
Date of death: 1327-09-21+02:00

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PAS record number: HAMP-75737C

Record: HAMP-75737C
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A Medieval halfpenny of Edward I/ II (1272-1307; 1307-27), Withers type 11-13 (corresponding with North/ Fox class 10-11 and dating to 1300-14…
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PAS record number: SWYOR-3136D1

Record: SWYOR-3136D1
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A silver Medieval coin; a penny probably of Edward II (1307 - 1327), Class 10cf - 11a. Most of the obverse design is illegible. It was minted …
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PAS record number: YORYM-230E08

Record: YORYM-230E08
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A silver penny of Edward II dating to the period AD 1310 - 1314. Long cross reverse. Mint of London. Class 11. North Vol 2, p.36, no.1060.
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PAS record number: DENO-B7AE30

Record: DENO-B7AE30
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: An incomplete silver halfpenny of Edward I or Edward II dating to the period AD 1300 to 1314. London Mint. +EDWARDVS REX obverse legend. With…
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PAS record number: SOM-79E356

Record: SOM-79E356
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Medieval silver penny of Edward II (1307-1327), class 11b3, minted at Canterbury, AD 1312-1314, North (1994:36) no.1061/3.
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