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Edward II
King of England; Lord of Ireland
Edward II, depicted in Cassell's History of England, published circa 1902
Reign 7 July 1307 – 20 January 1327
Coronation 25 February 1308
Predecessor Edward I
Successor Edward III
Born (1284-04-25)25 April 1284
Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd
Died 21 September 1327(1327-09-21) (aged 43)?
Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
Burial Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire
Spouse Isabella of France
Issue Edward III
John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall
Eleanor, Countess of Guelders
Joan, Queen of Scots
House House of Plantagenet
Father Edward I
Mother Eleanor of Castile

Edward II (April 25, 1284–1327) of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until he was removed from the throne in January 1327. His tendency to ignore his nobility, in favour of low-born favorites, led to political trouble and eventually to his removal from the throne. He is most remembered for a story about his alleged murder, which was linked to his reliance on the corrupt family of Hugh le Despenser, which has been seen by some as evidence of his homosexuality.

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