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He is one of the most reviled English kings in history. He drove his kingdom to the brink of civil war a dozen times in less than twenty years. He allowed his male lovers to rule the kingdom. He led a great army to the most ignominious military defeat in English history. His wife took a lover and invaded his kingdom, and he ended his reign wandering around Wales with a handful of followers, pursued by an army. He was the first king of England forced to abdicate his throne. Popular legend has it that he died screaming impaled on a red-hot poker, but in fact the time and place of his death are shrouded in mystery. His life reads like an Elizabethan tragedy, full of passionate doomed love, bloody revenge, jealousy, hatred, vindictiveness and obsession. He was Edward II, and this book tells his story. The focus here is on his relationships with his male 'favourites' and his disaffected wife, on his unorthodox lifestyle and hobbies, and on the mystery surrounding his death. Using almost exclusively fourteenth-century sources and Edward's own letters and speeches wherever possible, Kathryn Warner strips away the myths which have been created about him over the centuries, and provides a far more accurate and vivid picture of him than has previously been seen.


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Ebook Edward II: The Unconventional King read Online! I grew up in the north of England, and hold two degrees in medieval history and literature from the University of Manchester. I have run a blog about King Edward II (reigned 1307 to 1327) since 2005, have had work published about him in the prestigious academic journal the English Historical Review and in the academic essay collection Fourteenth Century England, and have appeared talking about him in the BBC documentary Quest for Bannockburn. My biography, titled Edward II: The Unconventional King, was released by Amberley Publishing on 8 October 2014, and my biography of Edward II's queen Isabella of France (c. 1295-1358) was published on 15 March 2016 (19 May in the US). In July 2016 I gave a paper about Edward at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds. My third book is an account of Edward's murder in 1327 or survival past that year, which came out on 1 June 2017 (1 November in the US) and my fourth is a bio of Edward II's great-grandson Richard II, already out in the UK and due out on 1 May 2018 in the US. My fifth book will be out in late 2018 and is a biography of Edward II's malevolent favourite Hugh Despenser the Younger. Future projects include a biography of Edward III's queen Philippa of Hainault, a joint bio of Edward II's nieces Eleanor, Margaret and Elizabeth de Clare, an account of the royal houses of Lancaster and York from 1245 to 1399, and a bio of Edward III's son/Henry IV's father John of Gaunt. duke of Lancaster.


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