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  1. Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall. / 51.71559; -0.45692. Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall ( c. 1284 – 19 June 1312) was an English nobleman of Gascon origin, and the favourite of Edward II of England . At a young age, Gaveston made a good impression on King Edward I, who assigned him to the household of the King's son, Edward of ...

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  2. Apr 3, 2024 · Piers Graveston was the 1st Earl of Cornwall and an extremely important figure in early British history, but his story rarely gets told. Believed to have been born in the year 1284, Piers Gaveston, the 1st Earl of Cornwall's father was a Gascon knight in the service of Gaston VII of Béarn.

  3. Dec 31, 2018 · Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, was an English nobleman who lived during the 13th and 14th centuries AD. He was “the favorite” of English king Edward II - what exactly that means in his case is a subject of debate.

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  5. Jun 6, 2012 · Piers Gaveston was born around 1284, the son of a Gascon lord, who gave many years of loyal service to Edward I. In his early teens Piers became a member of the royal household. In 1300 he was moved to that of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward II. They were both about 16, took to each other and an extremely close friendship developed.

  6. Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (c. 1284 – June 19, 1312) was the favorite, and possibly lover, of King Edward II of England. A Gascon by birth, Piers was the son of Sir Arnaud de Gabaston, a soldier in service to King Edward I of England.

  7. The Oxford Companion to British History JOHN CANNON. *Gaveston, Piers* (1284–1312). The most notorious favourite of Edward II was the son of a Gascon knight who served in Edward I [1]'s household. Whether his relationship with Edward II [2] was sexual is not clear, but it seems likely that it was. It was certainly formed early, in adolescence.

  8. Edward gave him the earldom of Cornwall in 1307, and appointed him Regent of England (1307–08). The enraged English barons called for his banishment; Edward twice complied (1308, 1311), but Gaveston returned and in 1312 was killed by the Earl of Warwick.

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