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edward ii Explained

Edward II at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

King (1284-1327) the king of England from 1307 until he was murdered by his enemies (including his wife) in 1327//

Edward II at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

King of England (1307-27). He was the son of Edward I. He angered the barons by granting the earldom of Cornwall to his favorite, Piers Gaveston; the barons drew up the Ordinances (1311), a document limiting the king's power over finances and appointments, and executed the arrogant Gaveston (1312). The English defeat by Robert I at the Battle of Bannockburn (1314) ensured Scottish independence and left Edward at the mercy of powerful barons, notably Thomas of Lancaster. He defeated and executed Lancaster in 1322, freeing himself from baronial control and revoking the Ordinances. His queen, Isabella, helped her lover Roger de Mortimer invade England with other dissatisfied nobles and depose Edward in favor of his son, Edward III. Edward II was imprisoned and probably murdered.

Edward II at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Edward II
n : King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was
defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the
Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327)