Ireland, Lordship of / King Edward II, Lord of Ireland

Ireland, Lordship of - King Edward II, Lord of Ireland (7 July 1307 - 25 January 1327)

In 1198, King Henry II of England invaded Ireland and gave the part of it he controlled to his son John as a Lordship when John was just 10 in 1177. When John succeeded to the English throne in 1199, he remained Lord of Ireland thereby bringing the kingdom of England and the lordship of Ireland into personal union. Successive Kings of England also had the title of Lord of Ireland until the title was abolished by Henry VIII, who was made King of Ireland by the Parliament of Ireland by the Crown of Ireland Act 1542.

Edward II, also called Edward of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed in January 1327. The fourth son of Edward I, Edward became the heir to the throne following the death of his older brother Alphonso. Beginning in 1300, Edward accompanied his father on campaigns to pacify Scotland, and in 1306 he was knighted in a grand ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Edward succeeded to the throne in 1307, following his father's death. In 1308, he married Isabella of France, the daughter of the powerful King Philip IV, as part of a long-running effort to resolve the tensions between the English and French crowns.

The Royal style of King Edward II was "Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae et Dux Aquitaniae" (King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine).

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King Edward II, Lord of Ireland: Details
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From7 July 1307
To25 January 1327
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