Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I7423
  • Name: Piers Gaveston
  • Suffix: Earl of Cornwall
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1284 in Béarn
  • Death: 19 JUN 1312 in Blacklow Hill, Warwicks
  • Burial: Langley Priory
  • Occupation: Favourite of Edward II
  • Cause: Murdered by decapitation
  • Note: 1

    A Frenchman, the arrogant Piers was a favorite of Edward II, indeed he was believed to be the king's homosexual lover. The nobles hated him, particularly Guy de Beauchamp who Piers mockingly referred to as "The Black Dog of Arden." The insult would eventually cost Gaveston his life. De Beauchamp and others seized Piers, took him to Warwick Castle, and after a quick trial executed him in 1312. Guy eventually received a royal pardon for the murder.
    The first reference to the game of cricket being played was in 1300, when Prince Edward (later Edward II) played Piers Gaveston.
  • _UID: 3BE855D1268C45E295D049799D44E4182686
  • Change Date: 7 MAY 2008

    Father: Ernaud Gaveston b: ABT 1260
    Mother: Clarmunda de Marsau et de Louvigny b: 1260 in Louvain, France

    Marriage 1 Margaret De Clare b: 1292 in Tewkesbury, Glos
    • Married: 1 NOV 1307 in Tunbridge Castle, Kent
    1. Has Children Amy de Gaveston

    1. Type: Gedcom File
      Title: Larry Overmire
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