Wednesday 12 October The death of King Edward II of England is a relatively well known story - the time was that every schoolboy in the country would happily tell you he was murdered by having a red-hot poker thrust into a very painful part of his anatomy! Whether or not that story is true remains a matter of some conjecture.
The royal pair were not well matched. Edward was tall and handsome, but his father was a hard act to follow and he was criticised for being cowardly, light-minded, extravagant, too much given to drinking and gambling and already under the spell of his Gascon favourite Piers Gaveston. War and fighting made no appeal to him and it was widely believed that he was homosexual.
Piers Gaveston, a minor noble who engaged in a homosexual relationship with Edward II, may have been overlooked during the 13th century if it were not for the lavish gifts Edward II showered upon Gaveston. When Edward I died, his son Edward II brought Gaveston back into his kingdom and provided him with money, gold, title, and land. This caused the whole of England to murmur behind closed doors, against the king.
Ed: Yes. It first showed up in the RSV translation. So before figuring out why they decided to use that word in the RSV translation which is outlined in my upcoming book with Kathy Baldock, Forging a Sacred Weapon: How the Bible Became Anti-Gay I wanted to see how other cultures and translations treated the same verses when they were translated during the Reformation years ago.
An old post, but perhaps still open to some "new" information LXVI, pp. After she had gone to France, a letter Isabella wrote is preserved in the original Latin in Chron.
The fourth son of Edward IEdward became the heir apparent to the throne following the death of his elder brother Alphonso. Beginning inEdward accompanied his father on campaigns to pacify Scotlandand in was knighted in a grand ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Following his father's death, Edward succeeded to the throne in He married Isabellathe daughter of the powerful King Philip IV of Franceinas part of a long-running effort to resolve tensions between the English and French crowns.
Edward Gorey, like all incoming freshmen, had been assigned to one of the residence halls around Harvard Yard. Mower, a small red-brick building completed inhas its own courtyard, a patch of tree-shaded green that gives it a secluded feel. In his first month at Harvard, Gorey met a fellow veteran and fledgling poet with whom he soon formed a two-man counterculture.