- May 2014
What happened with James I?That's definitely what the poker story was about. His young lovers had tremendous political power -- same thing happened with James I. His wife and her lover invaded England and took control. Presumably they did away with Edward II somehow, but it could have been natural causes.
Supporters of his son Edward III eventually captured Edward II's wife and Mortimer. The young king took power, Mortimer was executed, and Isabela made virtually a prisoner.
Also, was Piers Gaveston's influence positive or negative?