Edward II of England

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Edward II
Edward II - detail of tomb.jpg
King of England
Reign8 July 1307 – 20 January 1327
Coronation25 February 1308
PredecessorEdward I
SuccessorEdward III
Born25 April 1284
Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Died21 September 1327 (aged 43)
Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
Burial20 December 1327
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire, England
Spouse
Issue
Detail
HousePlantagenet
FatherEdward I, King of England
MotherEleanor 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.