Piers Gaveston

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Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (c. 1284 – 19 June 1312) was the favorite, and possibly lover, of King Edward II of England. A Gascon by birth, Piers was the son of Sir Arnaud de Gabaston, a soldier in service to King Edward I of England. Arnaud had been used as a hostage by Edward twice; on the second occasion, Arnaud escaped captivity, and fled to England with his son. Both then entered the royal household, where Gaveston behaved so well and so virtuously that the King declared him an example for his own son, Prince Edward.


The October Century Magazine LXXIV No. 6 (London, England: MacMillan and Co. LTD, 1907)


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