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Free read Edward II The Terrors of Kingship 107 ✓ 'He seems to have laboured under an almost child like misapprehension about the size of his world Had greatness not been thrust upon him he might have lived a life of great harmlessness'The reign of Edward II was a succession of disasters Unkingly inept in war and in thrall to favourites he pAnd suffered catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Bannockburn After twenty ruinous years betrayed and abandoned by most of his nobles and by his wife and her lover Edward was imprisoned in Berkeley Castle and murdered the first English king since the Norman Conuest to be depose. An engaging overview of the life reign and fall from power of King Edward II While the previous two books in the Penguin Monarchs series concerning Henry III and Edward I focused on law politics and war Given Wilson devotes time to Edward II's personality and interests in an effort to explain his difficulties as king Edward's sarcastic wit enthusiasm for pursuits considered unbecoming for royalty such as swimming rowing and roof thatching close relationships with Piers Gaveston and Hugh Despenser the younger and conflicts with his barons are discussed in detail The events following his overthrow and speculation concerning his death is passed over uickly but there is discussion of his place in modern popular culture Further Reading list at the back of the book

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'He seems to have laboured under an almost child like misapprehension about the size of his world Had greatness not been thrust upon him he might have lived a life of great harmlessness'The reign of Edward II was a succession of disasters Unkingly inept in war and in thrall to. This was totally amazing I've never been that interested in Edward II's reign but now I think I am He sounds like a very interesting man and his reign was tumultuous than I thought it was originally Definitely going to find a full length biography about him

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Edward II The Terrors of KingshipFavourites he preferred digging ditches and rowing boats to the tedium of government His infatuation with a young Gascon nobleman Piers Gaveston alienated even the most natural supporters of the crown Hoping to lay the ghost of his soldierly father Edward I he invaded Scotland. Contains two priceless sentencesDescribing an incident at Bannockburn Given Wilson comments that one knight “seeing Robert Brucesought immortality by charging directly at him but when a blow from Bruce’s axe split his head in two he was obliged to settle for mortality”To show the strength of the Earl of Lancaster’s enmity towards a political rival he states that he “had never located a burial ground for hatchets”Superb