Edward II (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327), also called Edward of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed by his wife Isabella in January 1327. He was the sixth Plantagenet king, in a line that began with the reign of Henry II. Between the strong reigns of his fatherEdward I and son Edward III, the reign of Edward II was considered by some to be disastrous for England, marked by alleged incompetence, political squabbling and military defeats.
Edward fathered at least five children by two women, but was rumoured to have been bisexual. His inability to deny even the most grandiose favours to his male favourites (first a Gascon knight named Piers Gaveston, later a young English lord named Hugh Despenser) led to constant political unrest and his eventual deposition.
Learning about Edward II today in my Medieval England seminar, so it seemed obvious to upload a picture of him (or his tomb in this case). Its a shame that his tomb was vandalised, it looks brilliant apart from the scratches.