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Name: Piers de GAVESTON Determine relationship to...
Birth: ABT 1284 Blacklow Hill, Warwickshire, England Father: Mother:
Married: Margaret de CLARE 1 NOV 1307 Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England
Children Born Died
Amy de GAVESTON AFT 6 JAN 1311/1312 Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England AFT 1340
Death: 19 JUN 1312 Blacklow Hill, Warwickshire, England
Remarks: Piers Gaveston was King Edward II's homosexual lover. The nobles hated him, particularly Guy de Beauchamp, whom 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 (by decapitation) June 19, 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.

NOTE: Much of the information in this database has not been verified. I have posted some of it as "speculation only" in the hope that someone may have the correct information, and notify me with corrections (D.A. Updike).

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