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The Resource Edward II the man : a doomed inheritance, Stephen Spinks

Edward II the man : a doomed inheritance, Stephen Spinks

Label
Edward II the man : a doomed inheritance
Title
Edward II the man
Title remainder
a doomed inheritance
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Spinks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward II is one of the most controversial kings of English history. He and the murdered Piers Gaveston were lovers, not merely 'brothers-in-arms'. Influenced by royal favourites, Edward on numerous occasions brought England to the brink of civil war. His own wife took a lover and invaded his kingdom resulting in his forced abdication; the first in British history. The widely held tradition that the king was foully murdered with a red hot poker is a story of old but in fact untrue. Edward's prevailing legacy is the understanding that all kings can fall. And yet war, debt and baronial oppression before 1307 ensured that Edward II inherited a toxic legacy that any successor would have found almost impossible to wrestle with. Stephen Spinks explores that legacy using a wide breadth of contemporary and later sources
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spinks, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 942'.036'092
  • 942'.036'092
  • 942.036092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edward
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Biography
Label
Edward II the man : a doomed inheritance, Stephen Spinks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes QR code
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445667669
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445667669
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
Edward II the man : a doomed inheritance, Stephen Spinks
Publication
Note
Includes QR code
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445667669
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445667669
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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