- 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)
“This was the sort of place where political killings took place and there had been so many of them in English history: the smothered little princes in the Tower, the gruesome murder of Edward II in Berkeley Castle by a red-hot poker, and Richard II's secret murder in Pontefract Castle.”
“Melrose Abbey suffered greatly from hostile incursions of more than one English monarch; the soldiers of Edward II desecrated, pillaged, and burned the church;”
“Even now the royal crown which the archbishop places on the king's head is still spoken of in a marginal note to the coronation service as "St. Edward's Crown", while we find in a chronicle of the fourteenth century, the "Annales Paulini", a vehement protest made in connection with the coronation of King Edward II that the unworthy favourite”
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