Edward: a mistery to be solved in crowdsourcing. The Auramala Project

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Royal 20 A.II, f.10Passionate about genealogy, paleographer, experts in romance languages, historics: there is snowball’s chance in hell or better a mystery to be solved.

©ElisabettaGuida

©ElisabettaGuida

Yesteday at the Teresiana Library in the University of Pavia was presented by the author “Edward” an historical novel published by Piemme Edizioni. But above all the project related. It is there to find out if Edward II Plantagenet was killed by order of Queen and his lover and than buried in the Abbey of Glouchester. Or, he managed to escape from the prison where he was confined.

IMG_4627 (1)The novel opting for the second hyphotesis. Love stories, twists and turn, you know spy stuff.

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Berkeley Castle- ©PhilipHalling CC BY-SA – Wikimedia Commons

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Tomb ofGlouchester Abbey- ©Philip Halling http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/1837

Sure Edward, was an interesting person: beyond any medieval foible. He loved life, beauty and people  these in any sense, proudly bisexual, lived two big romance-. To fuel the enigma another grave, that of  Saint Albert of Budrio. For those who sold heart brought to the Queen by the assassins wasn’t the one of Edward II Plantagenet, the evidence in favour is the correspondance of a notary,

Isabelle of France

Isabelle of France

Manuele Fieschi. The descendant of an influential Ligurian Family that mattered two popes, a hundred cardinals and several high places friendship including the British Royal House. The missive told to Edward III that is father was alive and he was in the Valle Staffora. It looks like aim was imply the possibility that Edward II claims the throne. In this respect: by assessing  in four years, the time necessary for a man in his 50s travel by foot between Glouchester and Pavia in the 1300s,

Saint Albert of Butrio

Saint Albert of Butrio

by comparing the dating of the correspondance and the supposed death of Edward II Plantagenet it comes to the threshold of the Hundred years war. Clear admitted that the Manuele Fieschi script is not a fake. For the rest there are legends of popular memoy in addition to the alleged Troupes_anglaises_en_mer_devant_une_ville_XIVeme_sieclemovement of Edward in the medieval Europe had always been in the territories controlled by Fieschi.

In favour of the hypothesis  also  a famous english transmitter: Ian Mortimer. Anyway there is no certainty.

So for dissolving the tangle  it comes the Crowdsourcing and

Edward & Gaveston

Edward & Gaveston

anyone has knowing to share is welcome. For this purpose  the web page is The Auramala Project. Open door to any historians for love or for job. The last frontier is found a lively descendant of Edward II and compare the DNA. Actually the family tree is stopped at 1750. To work on also an ex inspector of Scotaland Yard retired with his niece who takes care of computer part.

And to think the start was the jealousy of Isabelle of french to Piers Gavestone of which his husband was crazy in love. Elisabetta Guida

 

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