Edward II

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Between the strong reigns of his father Edward I and son Edward III, the reign of Edward II was considered by some to be disastrous for England. With military defeats and incompetence, his reign is known as being unsuccessful.

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Edward IIWHere history meets legend: Medieval English Royal Families Edward IIThe Linchpin of EnglandZain MobeenEdward II: The Linchpin of EnglandBetween the strong reigns of his father Edward I and son Edward III, the reign of Edward II was considered by some to be disastrous for England. With military defeats and incompetence, his reign is known as being unsuccessful. His choices were problematic amongst his peers and colleagues. This was due to his playing of bias and favoritism towards Gascon knight Piers Gaveston and later English lord Hugh Despenser. The ongoing war with Scotland, which was inherited from his father, continued to be the cause of many problems and seemed to hit him at the worst moments. The Great Famine of 1315 also further devalued his reign. It seemed like Edward II couldnt get a break during his twenty year reign.Edward I died on July 7, 1307 in hi

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