Friends, the next 20 years of Anglo-French history are beyond the wildest telenovela storyline imaginable. Here we go.
How gay was Edward? Well. At the wedding he sat next to his lover, historical hottie Piers Gaveston, not his teen wife. Later, he gives some of Isabella’s jewelry to Gaveston, who publicly swans around in it. Also the Duchy of Cornwall, he got that, too.
Surprisingly fine with the buttsex; not so fine with the way 100% of Edward’s patronage went to Piers.
See, under feudal tenure, you occupied lands and got the lands’ income via the grace of the King, in exchange for moral and military support
“Siri, when was the turkey baster invented?”
The Knights Templar, whose assets he’d seized and who he’d disbanded in France, claim it’s because they cursed him.
But at least over in England, things were finally rosy for Isabella, right?
ahahaha hell no
Because clearly gay men didn’t exist until Oscar Wilde invented them
(moral: royal boyfriends shouldn’t get too greedy)
Thank you and goodnight.