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

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Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop is moved to act upon the king's immoral behavior when Edward deposes the Bishop of Coventry, sends him to the Tower, and then turns over his lands to Gaveston. He considers Edward's acts to be a form of violence against the Church itself.

Beaumont

A servant to King Edward.

Bishop of Coventry

It is the Bishop of Coventry who pens the order banishing Gaveston the second time, and for this he is shamefully stripped of his symbolic gown and sent to die in the Tower by Edward II.

Piers de Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall

The historical Gaveston's father had loyally served Edward I, so Gaveston was, at an early age, consigned as companion to the young Prince of Wales (Edward II). It is generally believed that Gaveston was Edward's lover. When Edward I learned of Gaveston's corrupting influence, the king banished Gaveston. However, after...

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