Edward's royal court was itinerant, travelling around the country with the King. University of California Press. On the way back from the north, Pembroke stopped in the village of Deddington in the Midlands, putting Gaveston under guard there while he went to visit his wife. Following his father's death, Edward succeeded to the throne in Edward's relationship with Gaveston inspired Christopher Marlowe 's play Edward IIalong with other plays, films, novels and media. Finally, Edward had taken away her children and given the custody of them to Hugh Despenser's wife.
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Hugh Despenser the Younger was put on trial, declared a traitor and sentenced to be disembowelled, castrated and quartered; he was duly executed on 24 November Edward retreated to Caerphilly Castle and attempted to rally his remaining forces. Day-by-day they gathered new supporters  Edward and the younger Despenser crossed over the border and set sail from Chepstowprobably aiming first for Lundy and then for Ireland, where the King hoped to receive refuge and raise a fresh army. The precise nature of his and Gaveston's relationship is uncertain; they may have been friends, lovers or sworn brothers. Edward had a normal upbringing for a member of a royal family.
Edward was ultimately a failure as a king; the historian Michael Prestwich observes that he "was lazy and incompetent, liable to outbursts of temper over unimportant issues, yet indecisive when it came to major issues", echoed by Roy Haines' description of Edward as "incompetent and vicious", and as "no man of business". His other biographer, Roy Haines, makes no reference at all to the red hot poker story. He had managed to retain some of his previous advisers, despite attempts by the Ordainers to remove them, and divided the extensive de Clare inheritance among two of his new favourites, the former household knights Hugh Audley and Roger Damoryinstantly making them extremely rich. The Struggle for Mastery: During this time, Edward became close to Piers Gaveston. Accounts that he had been killed by the insertion of a red-hot iron or poker into his anus slowly began to circulate, possibly as a result of deliberate propaganda; chroniclers in the mids and s spread this account further, supported in later years by Geoffrey le Baker 's colourful account of the killing.