Long Live the King

Long Live the King

The Mysterious Fate of Edward II

Hardback304pp Illustrated233x153mm

9780750970112     Product Code: 508474


The brutal murder of Edward II with a red-hot poker at Berkeley Castle is perhaps the most infamous of all royal deaths – but is it true? A remarkable document discovered in a Montpellier archive more than a century ago claims that he escaped to Ireland before making his way to Italy, where he lived as a hermit. This historical investigation charts his reign and his downfall, before carefully evaluating all the evidence for and against his survival.

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