Wednesday, July 22, 2015

King Edward II

25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327
Longshanks' son was not a great commander and responsible for the worst defeat in English history at Bannockburn., though after Longshanks no commander would be good enough. 
Braveheart fame has his father pushing his son's lover out the window. 
The Meaux Chronicle from the 1390s  notes that Edward gave himself "too much to the vice of sodomy."  Edward's wife and her lover(Roger de Mortimer) deposed him and had him murdered in prison.  The story is that since he was fond of young men like Piers Gaveston and  Hugh Despenser, he had a red hot poker thrust up his ass.

This 1307 to 1327 example was under $30.00

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