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British Monarchs: Edward II (Plantagenets) 1307-1327

Edward II

House: Plantagenets
Reign: 1307-1327

Edward II, (April 25, 1284 September 21, 1327), of Caernarvon, was King of England from 1307 until deposed in January, 1327. His tendency to ignore his nobility, in favour of low-born favourites, led to constant political unrest and eventually to his deposition. He is today perhaps best 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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