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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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