Edward II

The Troublesome Raigne and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England  (1622) 
by Christopher Marlowe

Edward II is an Elizabethan play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer.

Marlowe found most of his material for this play in the third volume of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles (1587). He stayed close to the account, but he embellished history with the character of Lightborn (or Lucifer) as Edward's assassin. The play was first acted in 1592 or 1593 by Pembroke's Men.Excerpted from Edward II (play) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This transcription is of the fourth folio, printed in 1622. The work first appeared in print in 1584, and again in 1598 and 1612.

THE
TROUBLESOME
RAIGNE AND LAMENTABLE
death of Edward the
second, King of England :

WITH
The Tragicall fall of proud
Mortimer.

And also the life and death of Peirs Gavestone, the
great Earle of Cornewall, and mighty Favorite
of King Edward the second.

As it was publikely acted by the right Honourable
the Earle of Pembrooke his
servants
.

Written by Christopher Marlow Gent.

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London,
Printed for Henry Bell, and are to be sold at his
Shop, at the Lame-Hospitall Gate, neere
Smithfield, 1622.

Acts (not listed in original)

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.