Edward II by Christopher Marlowe (Free Audio Book)
Narrated by Librivox Group
This free audiobook edition of Edward II is performed by a full cast. This was written by Christopher Marlowe and tells the tragic downfall of King Edward II also known as Edward of Caernarfon. Edward II became King of England in 1307 until he was taken off the throne on 1327.
His downfall was connected to his relationship with his courtier, Piers Gaveston, which led to discontent amongst his followers and inevitably led to a rebellion. Edward’s relationship to Gaveston is unclear even to this day. Were they close friends, sworn brothers or lovers? Edward’s “love” for Gaveston revealed to be his undoing as Gaveston’s arrogance due to the power bestowed upon him as courtier made him unpopular with King Edward’s followers.
This free audiobook is narrated by a full cast of talented performers from Librivox and is a slice of England’s history with its tragic figures.
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