NamePiers de Gaveston Earl of Cornwall
Birthabt 1284, Cornwall, England
Death19 Jun 1312, executed at Blacklow Hill, Warwickshire, England
Misc. Notes
Piers de Gaveston was roundly hated by the English barons, because he was exerting undue
influence upon Edward II, who heaped great honors, preferment and titles upon him. They saw Gaveston as a
"frog pervert" who had been jumped up to Earl of Cornwall, where he had no right to be.

The barons reportedly had him killed on 19 June 1312, as follows:

He was reportedly executed, on Blacklow Hill --- about two miles from Warwick Castle, in Jun 1312. The Earls of
Lancaster, Hereford and Arundel reportedly watched from a distance as a Welsh soldier ran Gaveston through
with his sword and another lopped off his head.

Childhood friend and later adviser to King Edward II, he was disliked and murdered by the Barons in 1312 (beheaded at Blacklow Hill, near Warwick)
Birth1292, Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England
Death13 Apr 1342, France
FatherGilbert (The Red) de Clare (1243-1295)
MotherJoan Plantagenet (1272-1307)
Marriage1 Nov 1307, Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England
ChildrenAmy (>1312->1334)
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