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Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

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This is a highly original reappraisal of the role of Piers Gaveston in English history and of his personal relationship with Edward II. It challenges the accepted view that Gaveston had a homosexual affair with Edward, and reassesses the main events of Gaveston's career, including his exiles from England and the scandal over the alleged theft of royal jewels.

Pierre Chaplais draws his evidence from documentary and narrative sources including unpublished record evidence. The conclusions are fascinating and often suprising. The unusual features of the famous royal charter of 6 August 1307, which granted the earldom of Cornwall to Gaveston, are discussed at length for the first time. Special attention is also paid to the King's personal intervention in the drafting and sealing of documents relating to Gaveston, and to the history of the great seal of absence used while Edward was in France in 1308.

Dust jacket lightly bumped. Ink inscription on fep.

Item details

Author(s):
Pierre Chaplais
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
224x147x15.5
EAN-13:
9780198204497
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780198204497
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
150
Publisher:
Clarendon Press

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This is a highly original reappraisal of the role of Piers Gaveston in English history and of his personal relationship with Edward II. It challenges the accepted view that Gaveston had a homosexual affair with Edward, and reassesses the main events of Gaveston's career, including his exiles from England and the scandal over the alleged theft of royal jewels.

Pierre Chaplais draws his evidence from documentary and narrative sources including unpublished record evidence. The conclusions are fascinating and often suprising. The unusual features of the famous royal charter of 6 August 1307, which granted the earldom of Cornwall to Gaveston, are discussed at length for the first time. Special attention is also paid to the King's personal intervention in the drafting and sealing of documents relating to Gaveston, and to the history of the great seal of absence used while Edward was in France in 1308.

Dust jacket lightly bumped. Ink inscription on fep.

Author(s):
Pierre Chaplais
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
224x147x15.5
EAN-13:
9780198204497
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780198204497
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
150
Publisher:
Clarendon Press

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