Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fact of the Day: Leaving the Throne

Edward II was not a very good King of England. His disastrous reign left him with very little support, even his wife Isabella opposed him at the end. After being captured, the king was left with a choice, he was to abdicate or refuse and face the possibility that his son would never become king after him. With tears, Edward II accepted and his son became Edward III. Edward II died later that year, most likely murdered. 

7 comments:

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for sharing this, Adam. I wasn't familiar with this historical tidbit.

Pat Hatt said...

Can't rule when everyone hates you

Jen said...

I love all of these interesting facts.

Kati said...

I guess not everyone is born a leader...

-Kati

stephen Hayes said...

The downside of monarchies is that you often get people in charge who have no ability to govern.

Martha said...

So much drama with these people.

Christine said...

oh dear