|King John's Tomb in Worcester Cathedral|
So moving up through the centuries, King Edward II was an ineffectual King of England, who was prone to having unpopular favourites and could not keep control of his barons. He was married to Isabella of France who, when on an official trip to France, met an exiled English baron called Roger Mortimer, and became his mistress. The new power couple decided that they had had enough of the dithering King Edward II and his latest favourites the Despensers, and invaded England in 1326. Their army met with little resistance, and they easily took over the country, capturing the Despensers and King Edward in the process. The Despensers were summarily executed and Edward was imprisoned in Berkeley Castle. Edward II was deposed in favour of his young son, who became King Edward III.
|Tomb of King Edward II in Gloucester Cathedral|
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