Long Live the King: The Mysterious Fate of Edward II (Hardcover)

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History tells us that Edward II died at Berkeley Castle in 1327 in agony, with a red-hot poker inserted inside him. This is one of the most famous and lurid tales in all of English history. But is it true? Much evidence suggests that Edward did not die at Berkeley Castle at all, but was still alive years after his supposed death. Medieval historian Kathryn Warner explores in detail Edward’s downfall and forced abdication in 1326-1327, the role played in it by his wife Isabella of France, the wide variation in chronicle accounts of his murder at Berkeley Castle, and the fascinating possibility that Edward was alive in Italy many years after his official funeral was held in Gloucester in 1327.

About the Author

Kathryn Warner is a recognized expert on the reign of Edward II (1307-27). She works part-time as an English teacher and carries out historical research on the 14th century. She gives lectures about Edward, his life and reign and possible survival after 1327, in the UK and in Italy. She is the author of Edward II: The Unconventional King.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780750970112
ISBN-10: 0750970111
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2017
Pages: 304
Language: English