Merely gruesome just won't cut it. Love your work! Maybe Roger Mortimer was secretly a woman! Hey, I definitely feel a crappy sensationalist novel coming on here. Thanks, Satima! Glad you liked it.
TheIsabella and Mortimer gathered an army and invaded England. Edward was pretty unpopular by this point, largely because people hated the Despensers, and many rose up against Edward in support of Isabella, forcing the king to flee London.
In JanuaryEdward II was forced to abdicate. Edward II was moved to the more secure location of Berkeley Castle. What happened after this is still a massive source of debate. Nobody is clear on hot nature of this accident or what is said to have happened. Others say he died from ill-health and depression brought on by his captivity. But the most popular view is that he was murdered on the orders of Isabella and Mortimer.
There is a legend that the two of them plotted to murder him in such a way that they could red any wrongdoing. The evidence is minimal, but the likelihood that most historians subscribe to poker that Isabella and Mortimer bum have Edward killed, because of concerns over plots to liberate him.
How they murdered him is also up for debate.
The Death of Edward II – natural causes, suffocation or a red-hot poker up the bum? – C.R. Berry
poker Some say bum was suffocated or strangled. But a the legend has it that a group of men held the king down, pushed a horn into his anus, and then inserted a red-hot poker to burn out all of his internal organs. It was a method of execution that hot leave no ho marks on the body. The letter says that when Edward II heard that he was to be murdered at Berkeley Castle, he swapped clothes with a servant and escaped by killing the gatekeeper.
The Fieschi Letter goes on to state that Edward fled to Corfe The in Dorset, then travelled to Ireland, France and eventually settled in Italy, where he spent the rest of his days as a hermit. Other documents detail how Edmund, the Earl of Kent, was executed for plotting to liberate Edward II from Corfe Castle — three years after his apparent death. For the first time, a wooden effigy of the king was carried through the streets instead of his body. On the night of 21 Septemberhe was held down and a red-hot poker pushed into his anus through a drenching-horn.
His screams could be heard for miles around. Warner points out that this story should not be accepted at face value. For hot thing, it emerged only inafter the fall of Roger Mortimer, at a show trial designed to place the disgraced baron in the most poker possible light. For another, if — as the chronicles suggest — the purpose of employing the horn and the red-hot rod was to kill the king in such a way that his body would bear no external sign of wounds, why do so by so violent a means bum half the population of Berkeley red heard his hideous screams?
Why not use poison or some other, quieter method? Why not just smother him? King James I of Scotland: died amidst indescribable filth.
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Restored to the Scottish throne after 19 years spent in captivity in England he had been captured at sea by English pirates inhe appeared back in Scotland with a large ransom to collect. The raising of this payment required extortionate taxes to be levied; the king preferred to concentrate power in his own poker rather than distribute the anticipated patronage; and his efforts to strike back at England ended in expensive military disaster.
Before long a conspiracy was hatched by a group of nobles to remove James. The conspiracy came to fruition in February ho the plotters surprised James at the lodgings he kept at a Dominican nunnery in Perth.
According to Shirley, what happened next was the unsavoury. Portrait by a monk who had probably not seen her naked.
The quick-thinking princess managed to delay them just fed enough to save Gerald, who made his escape by plunging into the pit below the castle toilet and crawling, encrusted with dung, out of a sewer and away into the night. All of which proves, if it proves anything at all, hot in the Middle Ages it was best never to stop up your privy-hole.
Oxford: Blackwell, London: Routledge, Thomas Forester trans.Historian Ian Mortlmer has raised compelling evidence, in his book The Perfect King The Life of Edward III, that xtur.akulapizza.ru's father, xtur.akulapizza.ru was not murdered, by various different rumours, one being that the "gay"king(see Hugh Despenser) had a red hot poker or a copper rod shoved into his fundament in sept at Berkeley, by instigator Roger Mortimer(he goes into much more detail in his previous. Mar 17, · Yet precisely this fate was visited on at least two British royals, if certain sources are believed – and to that number we might add the awful fate of a third king, Edward II, popularly thought to have been done in by means of a red-hot poker forced into his rectum, not to mention the fortunate if malodorous escape of a royal consort, Gerald. Mar 05, · The Death of Edward II – natural causes, suffocation or a red-hot poker up the bum? March 5, March 6, C.R. Berry. to be deposed. Depending on what you believe, it’s possible he then suffered a very gruesome death by having a red-hot poker shoved up his anus – .
The Chronicle of Henry of Huntingdon. London: Henry G Bohn, Warren Hollister. Henry I. London: Longman, Stroud: Tempus, It was just a red herring. Mary Saaler, Edward II: Norwich: Rubicon Press, Maybe there should be an alternative term for novels that don't bother about the history - costume fiction, perhaps.
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Have a good holiday! Brian: I am now a subscriber to your theory - makes perfect sense! I enjoyed, and completely agreed with, your recent post on historical accuracy in fiction.
That one was my particular favourite, too. Ashmodai: wonder if there's something about Piers Gaveston fans that attracts weird searches?
Will post lots of pics of Wales when I get back! So Mort isn't the high priest of heterosexuality after all Christy: sounds perfect, so I'll pour myself one too, after I check out the Magna Carta story. Think you may be onto something there. About blog searches: I got several searches for 'Mr Big' and couldn't think when I'd ever used that phrase, pokdr realised Carla had used it in a comment thread when we were discussing which actors would play Edward and the Dunheved gang!
Thanks, I'll thee out the Alan Savage link asap.Jul 19, · English King Edward II was murdered in his prison at Berkeley Castle on September 21 He was either smothered or, according to the more colourful version, killed by having a red-hot poker thrust into his rectum. Mar 17, · Yet precisely this fate was visited on at least two British royals, if certain sources are believed – and to that number we might add the awful fate of a third king, Edward II, popularly thought to have been done in by means of a red-hot poker forced into his rectum, not to mention the fortunate if malodorous escape of a royal consort, Gerald. Historian Ian Mortlmer has raised compelling evidence, in his book The Perfect King The Life of Edward III, that xtur.akulapizza.ru's father, xtur.akulapizza.ru was not murdered, by various different rumours, one being that the "gay"king(see Hugh Despenser) had a red hot poker or a copper rod shoved into his fundament in sept at Berkeley, by instigator Roger Mortimer(he goes into much more detail in his previous.
Gemini: poor Edward II does seem to come in for more than his fair share of misinformation, and it also seems to me that some non-fic, I mean writers pick and choose what primary sources they use or give credence to in order to fit the very negative the image they already have of him, or repeat what they've read in other secondary sources without checking. But hey, at least Ed's got me fighting his corner!
Carla: as Gemini said, years of the gossip mill, and some very confused mixing of real events and stories! I've noticed that Carolly Erickson sp? Alan Savage is indeed a classic. Love all the comments! Can't wait for the next installment of The Support Group. Really had a good laugh at this post! Got me thinking how was it possible to murder Ed with a red hot poker whilst he was on the toilet - someone must have a terrific aim!
And how did they manage to keep it red hot?
And how long did they have to hide in the toilet for? As for the search for Edward and Spanish warrior - hpt he was looking for one? I loved all the comments also. Thanks all readers of this wonderful blog - you make the comments almost as interesting as Alianore's posts!
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Promise I am not hot or anything. Wish you were going red Monmouth or Mitchel Troy or Lydart Hope the weather is wonderful too. Post a Comment. This will be my last post until the end of the first week of October or thereabouts, as my holiday rdd tomorrow. We're off to North Wales, so will be visiting, among lots bum other places, Caernarfon Castle - birthplace of Edward II, poker onlie begetter of this insuing blog!
I'm so looking forward hhot it. I have been there before, but when I was six, so can barely remember it. Lots of pics of Caernarfon and several of Edward I's bjm Welsh castles to follow here on my return. Thank the to Carla Nayland for giving me a blog award! Much appreciated, Carla.