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Kathryn Warner

Kathryn Warner
Kathryn Warner grew up in the Lake District, and holds a BA and an MA with Distinction in medieval history and literature from the University of Manchester. Her article ‘The Adherents of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent, in March 1330’ was published in the English Historical Review in 2011. She has run a website about Edward II since 2005: http://edwardthesecond.blogspot.com/. Her book 'Edward II: The Unconventional King' is published by Amberley Publishing and released on 28 October 2014.

The Mystery of Edward II’s Death

Everyone knows how Edward II died. He was murdered at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire on 21 September 1327 by being held down and having a red-hot poker inserted inside his anus, and his screams could be heard miles away. This cruel torture was most probably devised as punishment for his presumed sexual acts with men. Right? Wrong. Edward II’s murder by …

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Edward II of England – A King Overthrown by his Wife

King Edward II of England was born in Caernarfon, North Wales on 25 April 1284, as at least the fourteenth, and the youngest, child of King Edward I and his first, Spanish queen Eleanor of Castile.  At the time of his birth, Edward I was almost forty-five and had been king of England for eleven and a half years since …

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