Edward II, King of England

Edward II, King of England

Male 1284 - 1327  (43 years)

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  • Name Edward II  
    Born 25 Apr 1284  Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
    History birth to death 
    • In 1301, he was created the Prince of Wales.
    • On 25 February 1308, he was crowed by by Henry Merewell (alias Woodlock), Bishop of Winchester in Westminster Abbey. [4]
    • In March 1308, he confiscated Margaret of France, his step-mother's dower castles of Berkhampstead, Devizes and Marlborough, and also deprived her of the marriage of the young earl of Gloucester, which she had held for some time. [3]
    • On 25 January 1327, he abdicated after his wife and Roger Mortimer, her lover, invaded England in 1326 and defeated him.
    Reign From 1308 to 1327 
    Died 21 Sep 1327  Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Buried Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Siblings 15 siblings 
    Person ID I2929  | Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2020 

    Father Edward I "Longshanks", King of England ,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Burgh-by-Sands, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Eleanor of Castile,   b. 1240/41, Kingdom of Castile Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1290, Harby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella "the Fair" of France,   b. 1292, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1358, Castle Rising Castle, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [2, 3, 4
    Married 25 Jan 1308/09  Basilica of Notre-Dame, Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Adam,   b. 1310,   d. After 1322  (Age 13 years)
    +2. Edward III, King of England,   b. 13 Nov 1312, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1377, Sheen Palace, Richmond, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall,   b. 15 Aug 1316, Eltham Palace, Eltham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1336, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     4. Eleanor of Woodstock,   b. 18 Jun 1318, Woodstock Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1355, Deventer Abbey, Deventer, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     5. Joanna of the Tower,   b. 5 Jul 1321, Tower of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1362, Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 1284 - Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1308/09 - Basilica of Notre-Dame, Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1327 - Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S1472] Stone, Don C. and Charles R Owens. "[Eirene?], First wife of Emperor Isaakios II Angelos, is Probable Tornikina and Gateway to Antiquity" , (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation of Medieval Genealogy, volume 3, number 5, January 2011), Secondary Source.

    3. [S1453] Verity, Brad. "Love Matches and Contracted Misery: Thomas of Botherton and His Daughters (Part 1)" , (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 2, number 2, July 2006), Secondary Source.

    4. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982), Secondary Source.

    5. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    6. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002), Secondary Source.

    7. [S278] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, (web: http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/royal/catalog.html), Tertiary Source.

    8. [S310] Moriarty, G. Andrews. The Descent of the Plantagenet Kings from the Holy Roman Emperors, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume CI, January 1947), Secondary Source.

    9. [S64] Langston, Aileen Lewers and J. Orton Buck Jr. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume II, (Cottonport, Louisiana:Order of the Crown of Charlemagne , 1974 ), Tertiary Source.

    10. [S63] von Redlisch, Marcellus Donald Alexander R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume 1 , (Cottonport, Louisiana: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941), Tertiary Source.

    11. [S309] Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975), Secondary Source.



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