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  1. Edward II (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327), also known as Edward of Caernarfon or Caernarvon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed in January 1327. The fourth son of Edward I, Edward became the heir to the throne following the death of his older brother Alphonso.

  2. Apr 21, 2024 · Edward II (born April 25, 1284, Caernarvon, Caernarvonshire, Wales—died September 1327, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England) was the king of England from 1307 to 1327. Although he was a man of limited capability, he waged a long, hopeless campaign to assert his authority over powerful barons.

    • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
  3. Jan 13, 2020 · Edward II of England reigned as king from 1307 to 1327 CE. Succeeding his father Edward I of England (r. 1272-1307 CE), his reign saw a disastrous defeat to the Scots at Bannockburn in June 1314 CE, and the king's lack of political and military talents as well as his excessive patronage of friends resulted in his kingdom descending into anarchy.

    • Mark Cartwright
  4. Edward II went the way of all deposed kings. Locked up in Berkeley Castle, he was persuaded to abdicate, then never heard of again. Legend has it that he was murdered by having a red-hot poker thrust up his anus.

  5. Jun 28, 2017 · In 1327 Edward was made to renounce the throne in favour of his son Edward (the first time that an anointed king of England had been dethroned since Ethelred in 1013). Edward II was murdered at Berkeley Castle later in 1327.

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    Edward II (1284 - 1327) a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n. o. p. q. r. s. t. u. v. w. x. y. z. Edward II © Edward was a king of England whose reign was marked by conflict with...

  7. May 27, 2020 · Period. Medieval. In profile: King Edward II. Medieval historian Kathryn Warner tells you everything you need to know about Edward II, king of England and lord of Ireland who was famously defeated by Robert the Bruce at the battle of Bannockburn... Published: May 27, 2020 at 1:55 PM. Who was Edward II?

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