The tomb of Edward II... maybe...

by David Swatton January. 08, 2016 1731 views

This is the tomb of Edward II in Gloucester Cathedral, the king laid to rest here in 1327 after the infamous red hot poker up the backside incident.

However, recent historical research and a growing body of evidence suggests that the king was still alive after 1327, that he wasn't murdered gruesomely on the orders of Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella after all.

So I wonder who was in the coffin?

For further reading on this I would direct you to an essay by Dr. Ian Mortimer, the leading historian on this subject - here [].

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Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 10 months ago

Fascinating reading - but as he himself says - even a professor of history offers only a guess as to how and when he died.

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