Piers Gaveston

Standard Name: Gaveston, Piers


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Textual Features Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
Edward II is a generically complex work: a history composed largely of dramatic speeches, in prose which verges on blank verse. This monarch was famous or infamous for entertaining favourites (particularly Piers Gaveston ) with...
Textual Features Adelaide O'Keeffe
The narrator for most of the story is Alfred Gaveston, son of the actual Piers Gaveston who is notorious in history as the favourite of Edward II . (Piers Gaveston in fact had one or...
Textual Production Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
The title of the folio is The History of The Life, Reign, and Death of Edward II. King of England and Lord of Ireland. With The Rise and Fall of his great Favourites, Gaveston and...


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