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Author Phillips, J. R. S.

Title Edward II / Seymour Phillips
Published New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 679 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Series Yale English monarchs
Yale English monarchs.
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
Summary 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 different in many ways from most English monarchs. The biography strikes a deft balance, taking full account of the problems the king faced in England, Scotland, and Ireland and in his relations with France. It also tackles the contentious issue of whether Edward II did not die in 1327, murdered under barbaric circumstances, but lived on as a captive in England and then a wanderer on the Continent.--from publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 614-642) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Edward II, King of England, 1284-1327.
Great Britain -- History -- Edward II, 1307-1327.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 030015657X
0300184573 (electronic bk.)
9780300184570 (electronic bk.)