Tomb of Edward II - Gloucester Cathedral

walwyn Sat, 04/10/2021 - 22:03
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This tomb of King Edward II of England (d1327) is situated in Gloucester Cathedral. It  was commissioned by Edward III in 1336 and built in the early part of the 1340s. Some historians have posited that the building of the tomb was delayed as Edward III was not convinced that his father had actually died in 13271. The Abbey church of St Peter's was rebuilt at this time to become a cathedral, as a fitting place for the tomb of a king.