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Edward II
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Title page of a 1594 edition
Written by Christopher Marlowe
Characters King Edward II
Queen Isabella
Piers Gaveston
Mortimer
Date of premiere 1580s
Place of premiere London, England
Original language English
Subject Regicide
Homosexuality
Genre History play
Setting England

The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer is a play by Christopher Marlowe. It is a history play. It was probably written no earlier than 1590. Marlowe's source was probably Holinshed's Chronicles. The play is about King Edward II's downfall and his homosexual passion for Piers Gaveston.

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