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Charles I succeeded his father James I in as King of England and Scotland. the wars of the English Civil War, eventually leading to his execution in Tyrant, Traitor, Murderer and Public Enemy to the good people of this Nation.


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In , she married her English cousin Lord Darnley in order to reinforce her claim Nineteen years later, in , a major plot to murder Elizabeth was reported, Her son, King James VI of Scotland, calmly accepted his mother's execution.


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General ancient history. So the evidence that led everyone to believe Edward II was dead at that time — and which was widely held as fact until — depends entirely on that initial message from Lord Berkeley. Many people believe that Elvis still lives. I remain an unbeliever. In fact, Henry did not die until Perkin Warbeck, it may be remembered, was executed in only after strenuous attempts to tolerate his mythomania. Let us know by tweeting us HistoryExtra or by posting on our Facebook page. Edmund was executed for a deluded attempt to free the late king from captivity at Corfe — but Edmund had many enemies. For much the same reasons, I believe that Barack Obama is president of the US and that water flows downhill. There are multiple items to consider. But why did those political actors behave in that way? Lambert Simnel, having dropped all pretence, was allowed to live out his life as a minor court servant. In both cases, a passionate belief is founded upon evidence that unbelievers consider implausible. You may like. I think that Edward died because people at the time declared this to be so. He did not deny that others had carried out the deed. Count Baldwin of Flanders, Latin emperor of Constantinople, disappeared into Greek captivity in , assumed dead. Read more: Robert the Bruce: what do we know? The body itself was embalmed and completely covered in cerecloth waxed fabric used for wrapping corpses before it was shown publicly, and exhibited only superficially. The big debate: was Edward II really murdered? Additionally, one chronicle specifies that members attending the parliament at Lincoln which finished on 23 September were told the news as they dispersed. Why did the royal household believe Edward was dead? In profile: King Edward II. More on: Edward II. Yet, in , Ian Mortimer challenged the consensus by arguing — in the journal The English Historical Review — that Edward had cheated death and was still alive in It is, rather, a matter of showing first that the evidence for the death, which we have hitherto accepted, is fundamentally flawed; and second that there are multiple independent accounts from people who knew him, stating that Edward was alive at a later date. There was a public funeral at Gloucester. To disprove a negation is never an easy task. Nicholas Vincent is professor of medieval history at the University of East Anglia. He does this even though the said reappraisal has gone through a peer-review process and been published by The English Historical Review. Isabella of France: the rebel queen.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} One cannot use the cases of 13th and 15th-century pretenders as evidence for the events of — that is reductionism. The German emperor Henry V, far from dying in , was likewise rumoured to have lived on as a hermit. As Lincoln is over miles km from Berkeley, no check on the veracity of the news of the death was possible before it was circulated and preparations for a royal funeral began. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}In , the bestselling historian Ian Mortimer caused a storm when he argued that Edward II had not been assassinated at Berkeley Castle in — received opinion for almost years — and was still alive in His theory has attracted numerous critics, among them the medieval academic Nicholas Vincent. We can therefore have no confidence in the reliability of his original message. Throughout the Middle Ages and beyond, the legend of the hidden or undying king remained a powerful one — in political reality, not just in the legends of Arthur, Charlemagne or Frederick Barbarossa. In the Middle Ages, rumour was a powerful weapon. In my opinion, it has not been proved that Edward II cheated death in any more than Elvis Presley can be proved to be alive and well and living in Hemel Hempstead. Nonetheless, consider the following. After his alliance with the new regime was never secure, and his trial and execution were very much acts of political vengeance. Given that the hundreds of documents attesting to the death are based on this one unreliable message, it behoves us to consider the evidence for possible alternative events, including testimonies of his survival. As I have explained, the dates of sending and receipt of information prove that there was no check on this news — and, three years later, the sender himself stated he had not heard about the death. It is surely significant that even the public executioner, believing that Edmund was too naive to merit death, refused to behead him — he was kept waiting for a whole day until at last a common criminal was found who was prepared to wield the axe. Because they had been told Edward was dead by the royal household at Lincoln on 24 September. All of the main political actors at the time behaved, after September , as if the king were dead. So keen were various people to credit this that the annalist of Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire inserted it as a certain fact in his chronicle, penning a rhyming obituary notice. They also behaved as if it were so. The Picts. This is significant because Lord Pecche had been in charge of that castle from to , so had the means to ascertain whether or not Edward II was being held there. That, at least, has been the accepted view of events for centuries. In a debate from , the two put forward their conflicting views on the fate of an English king But how did Edward die? February 25, at pm. Murder, conspiracy and execution: six centuries of scandalous royal deaths. If he did not know about the death of the ex-king in his custody, how could he have faithfully reported it? Read more: The 5 greatest mysteries behind the Wars of the Roses Imposters in history: 16 famous con-artists and pretenders. Indeed, Roger Mortimer, when tried later that year on the charge of assuming royal power, was accused of deliberately duping Edmund into the belief that the late king still lived. Dr Ian Mortimer is the author of numerous history books and a fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. The important aspect here is the methodology. King Harold, it was rumoured, had not been killed at Hastings but lived on as a hermit outside Chester into the s by which time he would have been more than years old. Read more: 7 medieval kings of England you should know about Edward I: man of principle or grasping opportunist?