Lecture 24 - Edward II

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Lecture 24 the eclipse of monarchy: edward ii. Touching for the king s evil believed that the monarch had special powers of healing people of their diseases: edward i blessed over 1700 people; edward ii highest amount was 214 people. Ii) y piers gaveston dominates the court and the king y opponents to edward ii mostly dead by time he is crowned y problems inherited by edward ii: debts (200,000 pounds), because of wars. edward did get money from parliament: scotland. usually given to member of the royal family (son of the monarch, currently prince charles and camilla: edward didn t listen to advice from anybody else agnates hated them, lorded over them like a second king, at coronation: not precise, but looked like edward wouldn t turn back on concessions of previous reigns: year after his succession, magnates arrived armed at parliament.

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