Edward II of England

Date of reign: AD 1307-AD 1327

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Wikipedia derived information

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
Date of death: 1327-09-21

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PAS record number: ESS-E61787

Record: ESS-E61787
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A silver Medieval penny of Edward II (1307-1327 AD), minted at London, class 11a3, 1301-14 AD. North (1991, pg. 36) no. 1060/3.
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PAS record number: WILT-D1B826

Record: WILT-D1B826
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A silver farthing of Edward II. (1310-1314, Withers type 30, North 1070)
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PAS record number: BERK-6BC0D5

Record: BERK-6BC0D5
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A worn silver medieval penny, possibly of Edward II (AD 1307-1327). The coin is bent and has been double struck on the obverse. The coin may …
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PAS record number: GLO-548B87

Record: GLO-548B87
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Silver penny of Edward II Class 14 Date 1317-1319 Obverse: crowned bust facing forwards, tall central fleur E[DWAR R ANGL D]N[S HYB] Reverse:…
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PAS record number: IOW-3ECEC4

Record: IOW-3ECEC4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: An incomplete Medieval silver penny of Edward II (1307-1327), minted at London. Class 13, 1314-1318 (North 1991: 37, ref: 1064). Obverse: …
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