Edward II: The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable End of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Act 1, Scene 1

• Gaveston returns from exile.

• The Nobles, led by Mortimer Junior, swear to revolt against Edward II.

• Edward gives Gaveston new titles and deposes the Bishop of Coventry for him.

Act 1, Scenes 2 and 3

• The nobles and Isabella lament their misfortune at Gaveston's return.

• The nobles resolve to revolt against Edward.

Act 1, Scene 4, Part 1

• The nobles convince Edward to banish Gaveston.

• Edward verbally abuses Isabella for Gaveston's banishment.

• Isabella resolves to secure Gaveston's return.

Act 1, Scene 4, Part 2

• Isabella and Mortimer convince the nobles to recall Gaveston.

• Edward, Isabella, and the nobles make peace with each other.

Act 2, Scene 1

• Spencer Junior decides to align himself with Gaveston.

• Lady Margaret is called to the court to meet with Edward and Gaveston.

Act 2, Scene 2

• Gaveston returns and is wounded by Mortimer Junior.

• Mortimer Junior incited the nobles to take up arms after Edward refuses to ransom his uncle.

• Kent abandons Edward...

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