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  Edward III of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edward, the son of Edward II of England and Isabella of France, daughter of King Philip the Fair, was born in 1312 at Windsor Castle.
Edward III was crowned on 25 January 1327, at the age of 14, and married Philippa of Hainault in 1328.
Edward died of a stroke in 1377 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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 Encyclopedia: Edward II of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edward II, (April 25, 1284 – September 21, 1327), of Caernarvon, was king of England from 1307 until deposed in January, 1327.
They were indignant at the privileges Edward lavished upon father and son, especially when the younger Despenser strove to procure for himself the earldom of Gloucester in right of his wife Eleanor de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford and Joan of Acre and niece of Edward II.
Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, KG, known as the Black Prince (June 15, 1330 – June 8, 1376) was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault.
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Edward II, (April 25, 1284- September 21, 1327), of Caernarvon; king of England, the fourth son of Edward I of England by his first wife Eleanor of Castile, was born at Caernarfon Castle.
During the quarrels between Edward and the "ordainers", Robert the Bruce was steadily re-conquering Scotland.
She formed a liaison with Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, one of the baronial exiles, and in September 1326 landed in Essex accompanied by Mortimer and her son, declaring that she was come to avenge the murder of Lancaster, and to expel the Despensers.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/edward_ii_of_england.html   (1480 words)

 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Edward II, by contrast, was the worst politician ever to be King of England, and he had a very rough ride indeed.
Edward had married her when she was twelve, at the very beginning of the reign, and always shown her outward respect.
Indeed, it was Edward II in 1322 who, when he was trying to discredit the Ordainers and Ordinances, established that all statutes had to be approved by a parliament of prelates, earls and barons, and the commonalty of the realm.
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 Edward II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edward II came to the throne of England in 1307.
Edward II had to little sense to realise that the great landowners, traditionally the kings's closest adviser, would deeply resent of a foreign upstart.
Edward was captured and imprisoned in Berkely Castle in the custody of Lord Berkely and Sir John Maltravers.
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 EDWARD II. - LoveToKnow Article on EDWARD II.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They were indignant at the favors which Edward lavished upon the favorite and his father, and were especially alarmed when the younger Despenser strove to procure for himself the earldom of Gloucester in right of his wife, Edwards niece.
She formed a criminal connection with Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, one of the baronial exiles, and in September 1326 landed in Essex accompanied by Mortimer and her son, declaring that she was come to avenge the murder of Lancaster, and to expel the Despensers.
Edwards followers deserted him, and on the 2nd of October he fled from London to the west, where he took refuge in the younger Despensers estates in Glamorgan.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Plantagenets > Edward II
Edward II married Isabella, daughter of Philip of France in 1308; the marriage was not a success - he later referred to her as the 'she-wolf of France'
Edward's victory in a civil war (1321-2) and such measures as the 1326 ordinance (a protectionist measure which set up compulsory markets or staples in 14 English, Welsh and Irish towns for the wool trade) did not lead to any compromise between the King and the nobles.
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).
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page65.asp   (238 words)

 Edward II. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Edward’s reliance on Gaveston, both as intimate and adviser, to the exclusion of the baronial council, provoked a crisis.
In 1310 a baronial coalition compelled Edward to consent to the appointment of a committee of 21 lords ordainers to share his ruling powers.
Edward tried to renew his father’s campaigns against Scotland, but his forces were routed by Robert I at Bannockburn in 1314.
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 History House: Edward II, Part II: The She-Wolf of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edward II of fourteenth-century England frittered away large sums of money and land on undeserving wretches who managed to worm their way into his favor.
Edward traveled all over England seeking assistance, either in the form of barons to add to his army or agreements from various cities not to admit Isabella's forces.
Edward should have taken heart: his son Edward III overthrew and killed Mortimer a scant four years later, and sent Isabella, forever after known in history as the "She-Wolf of France", away from Court with a stipend but a stern watch.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/isabella   (2040 words)

 Edward II - Ballet
Edward II, born in 1284, was the youngest of 14 or more children of Edward I and his queen, Eleanor of Castile, and it was only the tragedy of child mortality of the period that brought him to the throne.
One of Edward's first acts, on ascending the throne at the death of his father, was to recall Gaveston from exile, to the consternation of his young bride, and it is here that the tragedy begins which was to culminate in Edward's cruel and appalling death, at the hands of Isabella and her lover, Mortimer.
The ballet of Edward II was created by David Bintley from the play by Christopher Marlowe, probably the greatest of Shakespeare's rival playwrights, and himself a homosexual, who died by violence, in a tavern brawl, at the age of 29.
www.johnmccabe.com /edwardii   (476 words)

 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Edward II lacked the royal dignity of his father and failed miserably as king.
Edward I's dream of a unified British nation quickly disintegrated under his weak son.
Edward sent his queen, Isabella, to negotiate with her brother, French king Charles IV, regarding affairs in Gascony.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon31.html   (391 words)

 Edward II
Edward, the eldest surviving son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.
Edward became king in 1307 but was soon in conflict with the important barons of the country who considered him to be lazy and indecisive.
Edward's wife, Isabella of France, was also very critical of the way her husband was ruling the country.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /MEDedwardII.htm   (350 words)

 Edward II
Edward II Edward II, 1284–1327, king of England (1307–27), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, called Edward of Carnarvon for his birthplace in Wales.
Edward II: The Influence of Gaveston - The Influence of Gaveston He became the first prince of Wales in 1301 and served in the Scottish...
Edward III - Edward III, 1312–77, king of England (1327–77), son of Edward II and Isabella.
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 History House: Edward II, Part I: The Gay Blade
Edward I was a fine English king in the thirteenth century with a loser son, Edward II.
As such, the first thing Edward II did was recall Gaveston and appoint the man earl of Cornwall and give him tons of money.
For you "Braveheart" fans, this was the summer that Edward I actually captured William Wallace, had the Scottish rebel drawn, quartered, and the four slices of his body sent to various parts of the kingdom.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/edward_ii   (1996 words)

 Edward II, a CurtainUp London review
Liam Brennan as Edward II and Gerald Kyd as Piers Gaveston
Edward was married to Isabella Valois of France, daughter and sister to the kings of France.
Edward II is an outstanding example of the use of the Globe's space to perform a rare masterpiece play and should get the large and appreciative audience it deserves.
www.curtainup.com /edward2lond.html   (1060 words)

 Edward II on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1284-1327, king of England (1307-27), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, called Edward of Carnarvon for his birthplace in Wales.
The ecclesia Anglicana goes to war: prayers, propaganda, and conquest during the reign of Edward I of England, 1272-1307.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Edward Borucki of Massachusetts holds a banner as he walks through the crowd at the dedication of the World War II Memorial on Saturday, May 29, 2004, in Washington, DC.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/E/Edward2.asp   (509 words)

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Edward Higgins White, II was born on November 14, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas.
One of the new objectives was to attempt to maintain a fixed distance from the second stage of the spacecraft's Titan II launch vehicle.
It became clear shortly after liftoff that McDivitt's plan to maintain a fixed distance from the jettisoned second stage of the Titan II launch vehicle would have to be abandoned because the stage was tumbling so severely that its orbit had deteriorated from that of the spacecraft.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/Apollo204/zorn/white.htm   (5719 words)

 Edward II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1307-27 -- Edward II was weak and inept, dominated by his favorites and by his French queen.
Edward II was killed by order of his wife, some say with a hot poker up his rectum.
But it does show the English that the common people have to be taken into account, just as the rebels had touted a partnership between ruler and common man. It took the other nations to teach England how to be a nation.
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 Edward II
On the accession of Edward II, Hugh le Despenser the Elder, Justiciar of England, alienated the baronial party by his support of Piers Gaveston and, on the latter's death (1312), became the chief adviser to the king.
Edward's behavior forced nobles who normally would have been supportive of his rule into opposition to the Crown.
Edward II was murdered in September 1327 at Berkeley Castle, by a red-hot iron inserted through his sphincter into his bowels.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/plantagenet_kings/62976   (620 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Edward II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edward was bisexual because he had a queen who he had a son with (the future Edward the Third) and, as well, had a male partner (named Piers Gaveston).
The final scene of this play when Edward II's 17 year old son Edward III flips the tables, crushes his corrupt mother, has Mortimer put to death, and offers prayers to his murdered father is a scene that is almost unsurpassed in literature.
Edward the second, or to give it its full title, 'The troublesome reign and Lamentable death of Edward, the second king of England, with the tragical fall of proud Mortimer', is famous for being an Elizabethan 'Gay play', but this is only one of the subjects contained within the play.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1854594109?v=glance   (1608 words)

 Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Edward II - 10/14/04
Edward, in his hitherto unquestioned reign as king, blindly assumes that his beloved Gaveston will be accepted simply because he decrees it so.
Though all of the actresses bring electricity to the stage, it is reassuring that both Edward II and Gaveston embody their roles with all the passion and determination required to carry the show.
This Edward II possesses a sleek elegance and hip edge not previously seen, a vision that explodes in a fire of texture, zeal, and lustrous images.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Anglo-Saxon kings > Edward II
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The sudden death of Edgar at the age of 33 led to a succession dispute between rival factions supporting his sons Edward and Ethelred.
The elder son Edward was murdered in 979 at Corfe, Dorset, by his seven-year-old half-brother's supporters.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page31.asp   (75 words)

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Edward II selected by National Examiner to host B and B Giveaway Contest!
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The auditions for Gaveston, Edward’s lover, were conducted at Hampstead Theatre Club in London, where actors were asked to kiss me — I still recall the first softness of James Laurenson’s lips, which was a bonus throughout the run.
At the Edinburgh Festival, the late Councillor John Kidd took offence to this show of male affection, particularly as it took place on a stage erected within the Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland.
The arc of Edward’s progression is as simple and strong as Marlowe’s language.
www.mckellen.com /stage/edward   (378 words)

 Edward II Movie: Edward II DVD is available from Bestprices.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In EDWARD II, director Derek Jarman revisits Christopher Marlowe's play of bloodletting and royal intrigue, bringing the homosexual theme to the forefront.
Tilda Swinton costars as Edward's scorned wife, Queen Isabella, whose seething jealousy and hatred lead her into the arms of Mortimer (Nigel Terry), a power-hungry nobleman who seeks to topple Edward's reign.
Jarman focuses on the passionate romance between Edward and Gaveston in this tragic tale of desire and persecution.
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 AllRefer.com - Edward II (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Edward II (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Edward II 1284–1327, king of England (1307–27), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, called Edward of Carnarvon for his birthplace in Wales.
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 Edward Ii Inn - San Francisco - Edward Ii Inn reviews - TripAdvisor
My husband and I stayed at the Edward II Inn May 19-21, 2005 and found the accommodations charming.
Continental breakfast is great, even the orage juice is terrific!I ALWAYS recomend this place to anyone going to the city, they have parking, it's convenient to drive to attractions, and bottom line, it's just so beautiful!!!It doesn't hurt that it is economical as well.
The Edward ll is a great place to spend a few days.
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