94a The Mysterious Death of Edward II

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Now, traditionally, Edward II is supposed to have died after an unfortunate meeting with a red hot poker. Which has always been my firmly and fondly held belief. 

But ladies and gentlemen,History sleuths,  other views are, in fact, available. So this episode is all about whether Edward was 

A) Murdered in 1327 on the orders of Roger Mortimer 


B) Escaped and with the active conivance and knowledge of said Mortimer lived incognito for many years as an ex-pat

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