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: 1284-04-24+02:00
Date of death: 1327-09-20+02:00

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PAS record number: SWYOR-E2DEAE

Record: SWYOR-E2DEAE
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A Medieval silver coin; a round farthing of Edward II, Withers' type 30b, Class 10-11, North number 1070/1, dating from AD 1310 - 1314. It was…
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PAS record number: WAW-4319B7

Record: WAW-4319B7
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Medieval coin: farthing of Edward II (1307-1327) minted in London between 1310 and 1314. Withers Type 30; North Class 11, No. 1070/1.
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PAS record number: IOW-AA39D4

Record: IOW-AA39D4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: An incomplete, clipped and worn Medieval silver penny, possibly of Edward II (1307-1327), minted at London. Possibly Class 11b, 1312-1314 (No…
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PAS record number: DUR-3F8FB0

Record: DUR-3F8FB0
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: An incomplete silver farthing of Edward I dating to the period AD 1310 to 1314. North Number 1070/1.
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PAS record number: DUR-3D7D46

Record: DUR-3D7D46
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete silver penny of Edward II dating to the period AD 1310 to 1314. North Number 1062/1.
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