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G is for Piers Gaveston

Edward II and Piers Gaveston

Piers Gaveston was the son of Arnaud de Gabaston, a Gascon knight in the service of Gaston VII of Béarn who became the lover of a king (allegedly) and the object of jealousy by the royal court and who gave his name to a secret dining club at Oxford University.

Gaveston was born around 1284 and little is known about his early life, but he came to England in 1300 and impressed Edward I with his conduct and martial skills. ‘Longshanks’ took him into the royal household to serve as a role model for his son, the future Edward II. Read more ›››