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Edward II

Author: J R S Phillips
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2011.
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
Named Person: Edward, King of England; Edward, King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R S Phillips
ISBN: 9780300178029 0300178026
OCLC Number: 751727374
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xvi, 679 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, 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: by 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 and calumny since it. This biography does not present Edward II as a  Read more...

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