SO8318 : Tomb of King Edward II, Gloucester Cathedral

near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Tomb of King Edward II, Gloucester Cathedral
Tomb of King Edward II, Gloucester Cathedral
Born 1284 and reigned 1307-1327
Edward was a weak King. Idle, vain, petty and cowardly. Defeated in the Battle of Bannockburn, he continued misrule and oppression. It took the King of France's wife Isabella and her supporters to depose him in favour of his son, forcing him to abdicate, and then murdering him.
On the tomb the King is depicted as a saintly figure. The effigy is of Alabaster from near Nottingham, the canopy of Cotswold limestone.
For several years the tomb was a focus for pilgrims and travellers, as it was originally gilded and coloured.
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Gloucester  Gloucester Cathedral 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8312 1879 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8311 1878
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