Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is:
"The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer."
The play depicts most of the highlights of Edward II's reign into a single narrative, beginning with the recall of his lover, Piers Gaveston, from exile,dealing with the war with on going war Scotland (as mentioned in the movie Braveheart) and the battle of Bannockburn and ending with his son Edward III's execution of Mortimer the younger for the king's murder.
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Published February 9, 2008
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