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History Great Britain

King Edward II

His Life, His Reign, and Its Aftermath, 1284-1330

by (author) Roy Martin Haines

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
May 2003
Category
Great Britain
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773531574
    Publish Date
    Jul 2006
    List Price
    $35.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773524323
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $110.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773570566
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $95.00

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Edward of Caernarfon is best known today for his disastrous military defeat in 1314 at Bannockburn, where his English army was defeated by a vastly inferior Scottish force led by Robert the Bruce, leading to Scottish Independence. This catastrophe was one of many in a disastrous career marked by indolence, vengefulness, vacillation in relationships with France, deranged policies at home, and constitutional wrangling, ultimately brought to an end by a minor insurgency led by his vindictive wife and her paramour, a disaffected baron.

About the author

Roy Martin Haines is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and the author of numerous works on British history.

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