Edward the Second

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770481206

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Depicting with shocking openness the sexual and political violence of its central characters’ fates, Edward the Second broke new dramatic ground in English theatre. The play charts the tragic rise and fall of the medieval English monarch Edward the Second, his favourite Piers Gaveston, and their ambitious opponents Queen Isabella and Mortimer Jr., and is an important cultural, as well as dramatic, document of the early modern period. This modernized and fully annotated Broadview Edition is prefaced by a critical but student-oriented introduction and followed by ample appendix material, including extended selections from Marlowe’s historical sources, texts bearing on the play’s complex sexual and political dynamics, and excerpts from contemporary poet Michael Drayton’s epic rendition of Edward the Second’s reign.
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Edward the Second

A Tragedy

Author: Christopher Marlowe

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Page: 83

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The troublesome raigne and lamentable death of Edward the Second, King of England

with the tragicall fall of proud Mortimer, and also the life and death of Peirs Gauestone, the great Earle of Cornewall and mighty favorite of King Edward the Second, as it was publikely acted by the right honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his servants

Author: Christopher Marlowe

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Marlowe's Edward the Second

Author: Christopher Marlowe

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Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third

Author: Luke Owen Pike

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108048013

Category: History

Page: 620

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These fifteen volumes offer a detailed account of case-law in the reign of Edward III.
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Edward the Elder

899-924

Author: N.J. Higham,D.H. Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136349480

Category: History

Page: 336

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Edward the Elder, son and successor of King Alfred, was one of the greatest architects of the English state and yet is one of the most neglected kings of English history. During his 24-year reign, Edward led a series of successful campaigns against the Vikings and by the time of his death controlled most of southern and midland England, with his influence also felt in Wales and the north. Edward the Elder is a timely reassessment of his reign and helps to restore this ruler to his rightful place in English history. The period of Edward's reign is notably lacking in primary materials for historians. But by drawing upon sources as diverse as literature, archaeology, coins and textiles, this book brings together a rich variety of scholarship to offer new insight into the world of Edward the Elder. With this wealth of perspectives, Edward the Elder offers a broad picture of Edward's reign and his relation to the politics and culture of the Anglo-Saxon period.
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Edward the Confessor

Author: Frank Barlow

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300183828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 373

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Frank Barlow's magisterial biography, first published in 1970 and now reissued with new material, rescues Edward the Confessor from contemporary myth and subsequent bogus scholarship. Disentangling verifiable fact from saintly legend, he vividly re-creates the final years of the Anglo-Danish monarchy and examines England before the Norman Conquest with deep insight and great historical understanding. "Deploying all the resources of formidable scholarship, [Barlow] has recovered the real Edward." — Spectator
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