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: CORN-17FC03

Record: CORN-17FC03
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Silver long cross penny of Edward II (1307-1327), Class 10cf4 (c.1309), wide 'E' and 'h' with outcurving tail, Canterbury mint.
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PAS record number: SOM-F980D7

Record: SOM-F980D7
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A clipped medieval silver penny of Edward II (1307-1327), probably Class 10cf5/11b mule, minted at Canterbury, AD 1309-1314
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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: SOM-CF42D3

Record: SOM-CF42D3
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Medieval silver penny of Edward II (1307-1327), Class 15a, minted at Canterbury, AD 1319-1320, North 1066.
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PAS record number: WMID-796766

Record: WMID-796766
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Silver, Medieval, penny, Edward II (AD 1307 - AD 1327), Long Cross Class 11b (AD 1312 - AD 1314), mint: London, Withers page 38, North type 10…
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