King Edward II

Standard Name: Edward II, King

Connections

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Literary Setting Jane West
JW 's preface invokes Shakespeare , Virgil , Homer , and Sir Walter Scott (she later adds Thomas Percy ) as more acceptable exemplars for romance than either the French romances (implicitly those of Madeleine de Scudéry
Literary Setting Grace Aguilar
The Days of Bruce is a melodrama about Scotland's great deliverer, Robert Bruce . It traces the fate of fourteenth-century Scotland from its impotent rage that the tyrant Edward [should] exult in the possession...
Publishing Lucy Toulmin Smith
LTS seems to have been an infrequent contributor to periodicals. In January 1892 she published a paper in the English Historical Review entitled English Popular Preaching in the Fourteenth Century. In the article she...
Textual Features Anna Maria Mackenzie
Her dedication to the Princess of Wales mentions, in capitals, the late HAPPY EVENT of her marriage (ill-starred, as it turned out) to the future George IV , which had taken place earlier in the...
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 Features Adelaide O'Keeffe
The novel is apparently titled not from Llewellin, Prince of Cambria
O’Keeffe, Adelaide. Llewellin. Cawthorn, 1799.
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(who seems to be intended for the historical Llywelyn ab Iorwerth or Llewellyn the Great, who died in 1240), but from...
Textual Features Adelaide O'Keeffe
AOK sets the personal story of her narrator into a context of fictionalised history (featuring the struggles of Scotland as well as Wales to resist English dominance). She even makes the fate of her protagonist...
Textual Production Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
Elizabeth Cary Falkland almost certainly composed a remarkable work whose preface in its later folio printing is dated this day, on the life of Edward II : a historical parable alluding to contemporary politics.
The...
Textual Production Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
During the long-running Exclusion Crisis, The History of Edward II, now established as by Elizabeth Cary Falkland , was published in two versions, one in folio and one in octavo, the former as by...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
In this extremely well-populated series, this first Plantagenet led a long procession. Its followers were two novels in 1977, The Revolt of the Eaglets, and The Heart of the Lion (about Richard Coeur de Lion

Timeline

7 July 1307
Edward I died, and on the 20th of July his son and heir received the homage of the English magnates as King Edward II .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
23-24 June 1314
The English attempt to conquer Scotland was fought off by Scottish forces under Robert Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn near Stirling.