King Edward II was the King of England from 1307 to 1327. He was the fourth son of King Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. Edward was born at Caernarfon Castle in Wales on 25 April 1284. He became heir to the throne after the death of his older brothers, Alfonso and Thomas.
Edward was a weak and ineffectual king. He was more interested in pleasure than in government. He was also a homosexual, and his relationship with his favorite, Piers Gaveston, caused a great deal of scandal.
Edward‘s reign was marked by a series of rebellions. The most serious of these was the Despenser War, which was led by Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. The war ended with the defeat of the rebels and the execution of Lancaster.
In 1327, Edward‘s wife, Isabella of France, invaded England with the help of her lover, Roger Mortimer. Edward was captured and imprisoned in Berkeley Castle. He was later murdered in Berkeley Castle on 21 September 1327.
Edward II was a weak and ineffective king. His reign was marked by a series of rebellions and his eventual murder. He is often considered to be one of the worst kings in English history.