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Edward II

Author: J R S Phillips
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography does not present Edward II as a heroic or successful king: his deposition after a turbulent reign of nearly twenty years is proof enough that it went terribly wrong. But Seymour Phillips' scrutiny of the multitude of available sources shows that a richer picture emerges, in line with the complexity of events and of the man himself. If Edward II was not a successful king, he was not fundamentally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biografieën (vorm)
Named Person: Edward, King of England; König II ) Eduard (England; Edward, England King; Edward, King of England; Edward, koning van Engeland
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J R S Phillips
ISBN: 9780300156577 030015657X
OCLC Number: 303085365
Description: xvi, 679 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The reputation of a king --
The nature of a king --
Preparation for the crown, 1297-1307 --
Conflict and reform, 1307-1312 --
From Blacklow Hill to Bannockburn : June 1312 to June 1314 --
War, politics, money and weather : June 1314 to August 1316 --
Peace by ordeal, August 1316 to August 1318 --
From settlement to Civil War, 1318-1322 --
Edward victorious, 1322-1324 --
Edward vanquished, 1324-1326 --
Deposition and death --
Afterlives.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Responsibility: Seymour Phillips.

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Edward II (1284-1327), King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine, was the object of ignominy during his lifetime. This biography strikes a balance, taking an account of the problems the  Read more...

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