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Edward II of England

King of England; born in Caernarfon

Edward II (April 25, 1284–1327) of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until he was removed from the throne in January 1327. His tendency to ignore his nobility, in favour of low-born favorites, led to political trouble and eventually to his removal from the throne. He is most remembered for a story about his alleged murder, which was linked to his reliance on the corrupt family of Hugh le Despenser, which has been seen by some as evidence of his homosexuality.

Edward II
King of England; Lord of Ireland
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Edward II, depicted in Cassell's History of England, published circa 1902
Reign7 July 1307 – 20 January 1327
Coronation25 February 1308
PredecessorEdward I
SuccessorEdward III
Born(1284-04-25)25 April 1284
Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd
Died21 September 1327(1327-09-21) (aged 43)?
Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
BurialGloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire
SpouseIsabella of France
IssueEdward III
John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall
Eleanor, Countess of Guelders
Joan, Queen of Scots
HouseHouse of Plantagenet
FatherEdward I
MotherEleanor of Castile